Sea-Kissed Myrrh: Commiphora tenuipetiolata
An alchemically transformed version of Commiphora tenuipetiolata 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 ***
Sea-Kissed Myrrh was created at The Island Octopus Incensarium. Pure Myrrh gum-resin from Namibia is transformed using fresh sea water from the Gulf of Mexico, the Southwestern Florida sunlight, and coastal breezes. No additional ingredients, artificial dyes, or fragrances were used in the creation of this incense!
Our method for transforming the raw product into Sea-Kissed Myrrh brings out the best qualities of the incense. This form of Myrrh has a higher resin content, which allows for its therapeutic qualities to be released more readily when smoldered on charcoal along with less of a charred smell. By using the coastal elements to transform the raw gum-resin, a unique incense experience is created.
Commiphora tenuipetiolata info specifics: This resin is quite rarely seen and originates from the Namibian desert. As far as I know, there is no traditional incense use of this species. The raw form is almost black, and chars something terribly when used on a charcoal. However, I love the natural unheated aroma of the gum-resin so much that I wanted to try purifying it in the Sea-Kissed method. The result is an extremely sticky black resin, which has an interesting combination of spicy notes (which reminds me of tamales) and dried fruit. It still chars more than I would like, but it is much easier to use in blending and would be excellent for those wanting a very dark and earthy base. I suspect this would blend excellently with Dracaena, Xanthorrhoea, Benzoin, Labdanum and other heavy and rich ingredients. Expect this to arrive stuck together like fresh Guggul Myrrh.
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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