Neptunian Frankincense: Boswellia serrata
An alchemically transformed version of Boswellia serrata using the classical elements as catalysts. Created at The Island Octopus Incensarium.
You will receive approximately 15 grams (0.52 ounces) of all natural resin incense housed in a plastic bag including an illustrated label. The Island Octopus' "Neptunian Frankincense" line is designed for an enhanced experience while using charcoal censers. It is also recommended for using in the creation of homemade incense mixtures.
*** Production description ***
Neptunian Frankincense was created at The Island Octopus Incensarium. Pure Frankincense oleoresin from India is transformed using fresh sea water from the Gulf of Mexico, the Southwestern Florida sunlight, and coastal breezes. The only addition is a special organic aquatic botanical that provides its vibrant blue color. No artificial dyes were used in the creation of this incense!
Our method for transforming the raw product into Neptunian Frankincense brings out the best qualities of the incense. This form of Frankincense has a higher resin content, which allows for its therapeutic qualities to be released more readily when smoldered on charcoal. We estimate that this product delivers nearly twice the amount of aromatic incense material when compared with the raw resin of Boswellia serrata. By using the coastal elements to transform the raw Frankincense, the resin is infused with seaside aromatic notes which create a calming and unique incense experience.
Boswellia serrata info specifics: I've always found the aromatic notes of this species to be quite pleasing when heated lightly, but that it is often too harsh when use on top of a charcoal. Of all the species I have been working with so far, B. serrata turned out the darkest in color, which is maybe not much of a surprise. This would make a good candidate for a "Chthonian Frankincense". I am extremely pleased with the aromatic outcome. Much of the harsher elements have been removed during the transformation process, leaving some of the best characteristics that are normally hidden in the raw form of B. serrata. You can definitely smell more of those orange-like notes here.
All illustrations and recipes are original creations by Matthew Gindling exclusively for The Island Octopus!
NOTE: This incense blend is intended to be used as an aromatic incense only! We create incense as a form of functional and interactive art, and make no guarantees or claims to any desired effects, whether they be expressed or inferred.
*** WARNINGS ***
Always maintain good ventilation when producing smoke of any kind in doors. Always be cautious when using hot charcoal and keep out of the reach of children & pets!! Incense is not edible. This incense blend is intended to be used as an aromatic incense only. None of our products are intended as food and should not be ingested in any way. Learn more about how to use resin incense.
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