This Carterii Resin is a Kyphi Ethical Grade and contains all the gems you would expect from this wonderful resin. Kyphi is one of the only companies that only sell Ethical grade frankincense resins to maintain our sustainability and minimize the practice of over harvested trees. In the spring season between (Feb/Mar) indigenous men and women harvest carterii resin from the sunset side of the tree, while in the autumn months harvest from the sunrise side of the trees. This ancient technique allows the trees to be rested when tapping twice a year. The resin is collected every two weeks after the bark is scored. There has been no scientific based evidence that suggests sorting frankincense into colors and clarity increases the therapeutic and aromatic properties of this resin. The bark pieces, wood chips and different colors all add to providing a sensational scent. As we push to help our harvesters ban bark stripping and over tapping of these trees, we are delighted in having you join us in the fight to protect these trees and support ethically harvested resins.
Surprises to look for:
White Carterii Tears: Clearer resins are used for chewing.
Red to Black Carterii Tears: Dark resins bring a bold and enduring scent.
Green and Yellow Carterii Tears: Similar to the Omani Green Hojari and Amber Tears.
Bark Chips: Bark stripping is banned by our Harvester's. However, bark-chips are inevitable to pour into the sap of the resin. When you find bark-chips consider it a gift as they add a deep warm decadence to your aroma.
Light the charcoal with matches or lighter for about 20 seconds until it self-ignites. Use tongs to hold it up (never hold it with your fingers alone or you might get burned). Place the lit charcoal in a bowl or any incense burner. The bowl or incense burner should be filled with sand or dirt. Let the charcoal warm for a few minutes. (It turns gray around the edges when it is ready) Now you are ready! Add a small amount of resin on top of the charcoal. The resin will burn and soon release essential, aromatic oils through the smoke. Continue to place resins or powder on charcoal as they burn out and smoke decreases for a continuous burn.