Star Child Sacred Herbs and Resins

 

Each culture has a part of its history steeped in the ritual use of sacred herbs, resins and gums indigenous to its original geographical environment. In addition, over the centuries there has grown an extensive network of trade routes along which exotic herbs could be transported. These organic materials have played an important part in religious and spiritual ceremonies, to honour gods and nature spirits, carrying prayers to the “heavens”, as well as being employed for their healing properties.

From Acacia Gum to Yerba Santa, here we present a range from Starchild of Glastonbury, for those who wish to experiment with their own incense blends.

How to use:

  • Place a charcoal disc on a fireproof surface away from anything flammable. A ceramic or metal dish containing some sand is ideal.
  • Hold a match or a lighter to the rim of the disc, taken care as the disc may spit and spark on ignition. Also allow a good air flow around the disc so that it can burn evenly, and be aware that it may give off quite a lot of smoke.
  • Once the disc is red hot and glowing, drop a pinch of the incense on the top.
  • Scrape off the ashes from time to time to expose the glowing centre of the charcoal disc and add more incense as required.
  • NEVER hold a lit disc in your hand, and dispose of spent discs carefully.

Looking after your incense:

This type of incense keeps well, and as long as it is kept in a cool dark place it should actually improve with age.

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