Weight: 1 ounce bag (28 grams)
Origin: New Mexico
Myrrh resin has a rich brown colour, similar to caramel, and emits an earthy, almost pine-like aroma when burned. It's well-known for its relaxing and grounding effects. It's fantastic to burn, for example, if you need to get your feet firmly back on the ground or if you need to stay grounded while bringing healing to others. It's also said to have sensual characteristics, and was commonly burned with other ingredients like benzoin, aloe, and sandalwood to heighten this effect. Myrrh was referenced in the Bible with frankincense, and it was one of the gifts given to the baby Jesus by the three kings. It is thought to be a feminine aroma (in contrast, frankincense is regarded as masculine). Myrrh was also widely used by the Egyptians, especially for embalming and healing and death rites.
Myrrh incense is used to provide serenity to a situation, understand personal suffering, and develop spiritual consciousness. Myrrh can also be used as an insect repellent.
Myrrh is commonly found in a powdered form with some bigger fragments.
Myrrh resin is burned as incense, it can be placed on a lit charcoal disc in a heat resistant container. Some find that adding earth or sand can help shield the strong heat.