Classic Resin Incense Sampler & Gift Set by Soul Niche
Sample our "Classic" resin incense collection with this sampler kit. This kit is great if you're looking to expand your resin collection, interested in making your own incenses or if you just want to sample the classics. We've packaged up 12 of our classic resins into small tins and encased them in a neat little metal case. Please note, you'll still need a burner and charcoal tablets to properly burn resin incense.
You will get about one heaping teaspoon per tin. The weight will range from 3 to 4 grams per fragrance.
Metal Gift Box Benzoin of Sumatra resin Copal Blanco resin Casper (Three Kings) resin Dragons Blood resin Frankincense resin Forest Blend resin Gloria resin Mayan Copal resin Basilica resin Premium Myrrh resin Pontifical resin Petrus (Three Kings) resin *all resins packaged in small metal tins *Resin assortment may change at anytime without notice due to seasonal availability. Thank you!
Below you'll find instructions on how to burn resin incense. Please enjoy sampling these resins and feel free to browse our store for more resin selections.
About Resin Incense
These superb natural resins are from botanical origins and may be burned and compounded for the ultimate aromatic experience. Resin is incense in its pure form and is the most natural way to use incense. Resins are obtained from barks, saps, roots or woods in their natural form. Resin will not burn on its own like incense powders, sticks or cones. It is burned on charcoal in a heat resistant burner, such as soapstone or metal. Resin is powerful and its scent is far more intense than other forms of incense therefore only a small amount is used at one time.
How to Burn Resin Incense
There are many methods and techniques for buring resin incense, they depend and vary based on the type of charcoal burner you are using, this is just one of many techniques. Resins will not burn on their own, they require charcoal and a heat resistant burner such as soapstone or metal. For beginners, I recommend starting the process outdoors, or on the stove top under the exhaust fan to control the amount of incense fragrance being released.
1. Fill burner 3/4 full with ash, sand, salt or aquarium rocks to absorb some of the heat, then place burner on a protective surface like a nonflammable, heat resistant coaster. The charcoal and the burner will get very hot, do not place burner directly on counterop, glass or wooden table because the burner may result in damage to your counterop. Do not handle or touch the burner while the charcoal is burning, you will burn your hands.
2. Holding the charcoal with a pair of tongs or tweezers, light one end of charcoal. You will start to see a spark travel across the surface of the tablet. The process of preparring the charcoal and allowing it the burn all the way through can take 5-10 minutes, it is easiest to set the charcoal down on a charcoal burner with a mesh screen top, or into the burner on top of the nonflammable material of your choice, while this process takes place. Once the spark has traversed the entire charcoal and the briquette is glowing hot (you can tell by blowing in it a little) and the surface of the charcoal is covered in a layer of white ash, it's ready to use.
*If using ash, one method has described to now bury or cover the charcoal under a layer of ash to reduce the heat and then placing the resin on top of the ash rather than directly on the hot charcoal. This will reduce the heat and allow the resin to melt and smolder more slowly to produce a more pure fragrance. I have tried this method and I like it, you can experiment for yourself. It is similar to a Japanese method.
3. Start by adding a very small amount of resin either directly on top of the charcoal or on top of the ash. Adding too much resin incense can put off too much smoke if you are not careful. You can add the small resin tears or powder, or both. I like to use a metal spoon to spoon my resin onto the hot charcoal. Then add more resin as desired, and repeat as necessary. The tablet should burn for about an hour.
4. When finished, allow the charcoal to completely burn out in the burner, and allow it to come to a complete cool before discarding. When in doubt, dowse it with water.
5. Practice makes perfect. Burning resin incense is an art and if at first you don't get the results you expected keep trying - you'll get the knack for it. I also suggest watching some videos on YouTube that demonstrate various methods for buring resin incense.