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              The first thing I want to do is point out some dangers of false teachings floating around. This pertains to people in the new age ( healing crystals, tarot cards, etc ) To anyone who uses sage or incense to "repell evil", or "ward off evil spirits", you're actually doing the opposite. Here is a bible verse which shows us the connection between burning incense and angels: Luke 1:11 "Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense." (remember this verse the next time you see the number sequence 111, and tell the others that these number sequences have to do with bible verses, not "angel number" new age false teachings.) Another really good example is in the book of Revelation 8:3 (interestingly 8+3=11, similar to Luke 1:11), moving on: "And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and he was given much incense, to offer the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar, which was before the throne. 4 and the smoke of the incense rose from the prayers of the saints from the angel's hand before God. So time and time again we see a connection between angels and incense. It's a very seductive idea to think that you can mould your reality with your mind, but this can only be done when you change your mind to the way God wants it, which means you gotta follow his rules.


Another thing you need to know if you're in the new age, is that the power never comes from you: 2 Peter 2:11 King James Version - 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. Some may not like that, to feel powerless. God's children have the benefits of his power, but it is by his will and love and grace that HE uses it for your benefit. So you are not powerless per see, it's just that the power is his, and he works through you. You're not your own Jedi master(false god) Satan's children get benefits of his power, BUT it's a deception in the end, and these people are mind trained to believe that it's coming from their own ability, when it is not. He provides them carnal desires, which lure them into the snare of his trap. You don't control the spirit of Antichrist, it controls you. You don't control the power of the holy spirit either. Ecclesiastes 8:8 "There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; nor does he have any power in the day of death; for there is no discharge in that war; nor will wickedness deliver those that are given to it."


A lot of folks are unaware of the large number of times in the Bible that the Lord tells his people to use certain plants in certain ways. Some of these resins, oils, saps, etc, have been used in biblically moral ways, as directed by the Ancient Of Days. Note that this website is being worked on daily, and content is being transitioned away from new age to Biblical. You can click on the title or image to LEARN MORE about a specific item! If you came here looking for 'herbal incense' aka "spice" or "k2", then sorry. I also strongly recommend against buying or consuming any of that because it's garbage that may kill you. I also want to encourage you to study what the holy bible as it descrives quite a bit of incense burning, and to check out the Wikipedia page on the religious use of incense.

Revelation 8:3-4:KJV: "And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel." Woah...


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amber resin
Amber Resin

This natural fossilized tree resin has been burned as an incense all throughout history. It's often collected by those who also collect Gold. It's considered valuable in many ways. Not only has Amber been used in perfume, but it's been carefully used as a folk medicine for centuries. Something a lot of folks don't realize is, that certain herbal medicines used throghout history had to be used VERY CAREFULLY, and in a SPECIFIC DOSAGE in order to work and not have a reverse effect on the patient. That's important to realize because certain things like Eucalyptus can be toxic in a high enough dose. Aside from this, Amber resin is also used in jewelry! There's actually a ROOM made using Amber in Catherine Palace! I feel like this stuff needs to be produced more than it's harvested and sold. It seems very valuable as a preservative and industrial asset.


black spruce resin
Black Spruce Resin (Picea Mariana)


This tree resin ( harvested ethically with respect to future generations ) is quite a unique fragrance. It's typically burned on special occasions by various cultures. Unlike other resins, it has an aroma that reminds one of a lager beer and hanging out in nature in Florida. That's probably because it's in the PINE TREE FAMILY! Did you know that Pine Trees were used by the Native Americans as medicine too? That might explain some of the phytochemical interest by those in their respected scientific field. Let it be known, researchers study phramcological gems like the ones produced by this awesome black spruce creature!


camphor
Camphor Crystals (Cinnamomum Camphora)


Camphor has an aroma almost identical to that of Menthol. You should know that these are PURE phenominon being discussed, and some of them have limits to the amount that can be consumed. They are saught after by people who know what they are doing rather than those who are careless. The quality here is industrial grade, so please understand its organic and pure nature. Camphor is harvested ethically from the Camphor tree. It differs from other sap scents, resins, oils, because it's more of a collection of compacted crystals.


copal
Copal (Bursera odorata)


Copal is one of my personal favorites. I think it's because it looks the most like Frankincense. To me it's like a cross of camphor and frankincense. It smells sweet, earthy, and seems to be something like Coffee in its essence, stimulating alertness. Unlike other resins or dried sap like gems, it's believed to be more nootropic in nature. Generally, these are burnt in well ventilated areas outside, perhaps on a hill-side or outdoor porch. It would be cool to have a little hut somewhere far out in nature, within the woods, with food, medicine, and other staples of life, as well as tools for survival. This reminds me of an episode of Strain Hunters. lol :)


eucalyptus
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.)


Eucalyptus has many applications in aroma therapy BUT IT CAN BE POISONOUS!. It's a highly valuable and potentially dangerous scent. The use of this one should be done so by highly trained professionals only. Oils can be isolated from the leaf itself. This is easily done with a steam distillation system. It contains Eucaylptol which is an active ingredient in Listerine. It's also great for use in home made presticides and fungicides because it can kill certain fungi, bacteria, and keep nasty pest from eating your plants. The plant is a very important staple for modern industry.


frankincense from the bible
Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri)


Frankincense is one of the most historic incense on the planet. It's basically dried up tree sap or dried resin. It's prized by just about every spiritual walk of life there is. It was one of the gifts from the Three Wise Men given to Baby Jesus in the Bible story! The smoke is said to be "intoxicating", yes intoxicating... That's just what it's said to be.. It's great for burning during festive cultural events. It also has use in aromatherapy and other medicinal applications VERY CAREFULLY. Although I have seen documentaries where in Saudi arabia, people are greeted with it, and eat it like it's candy, or some type of sacred treat.


lavender buds fresh
Lavender Flowers Buds


The aroma of Lavender is supposedly great for depression and lifts ones mood. It has some sort of effect on the mind that causes sadness or depression to melt away into a warm feeling of contentness, people claim. It's a must have in aromatherapy and does contain medicinal alkaloids as well. The thing is, there HAVE been studies, where the effects of scents on the mood and vitals of human beings were monitored and that data collected, and the results analyzed, and they did find an impact! The citation for that statement is here: [ Knasko, S. C. (1992). Ambient odor's effect on creativity, mood, and perceived health. Chemical senses, 17(1), 27-35. ] It just makes sense to me. If you want to see for yourself you can just find something that smells awesome and EMBRACE ITS ESSENCE. I predict you'll encounter a surge of neurochemical satisfaction.


Exodus 30:1 "You shall make an altar on which to burn incense; you shall make it of acacia wood."


menthol
Menthol Crystals


Pure menthol is just awesome. It's extracted from Mint plants in its full form. I didn't realize it back in the day, but now that I think about it, it could possibly be made synthetically. I for one am not ok with that, because it is a clear violation of the second commandment as clearly stated in Exodus chapter 20, where it says: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, nor any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, nor the earth beneath", so making a chemical that's in the likeness of one that's in the earth beneath in peppermint, is an abomination. If it's extracted that is arguable, but if it is recreated and artificial, it is an abomination unto the Lord thy God. It can be dropped into a cup of boiling water to permiate the air. The steam is wonderful for clearing sinus congestions. Keep it out of contact your eyes. This is literally, menthol CRYSTALS! You know, the active ingredient that's listed as the inactive ingredient on all your favorites like mouthwash, certain candy, even cigarettes! It's in over the counter topical rubs, and all sorts of things. I feel annoyed that not enough people realize where all these common industrial products are getting there active kick from. I also feel like someone might not like me saying this. The thing is though, all of this truth is just a quick Google search away. Wikipedia and scholar.google.com are just loaded with a wealth of information on this subject and many others.



Click an incense image to be taken to an entire blog page on that particular item. Any item on any of the herbal, ethnobotanical, or any other pages, can be clicked, or tapped with your finger, to bring you to a special page dedicated to it with tons of great information and even citations and resources including the national library of medicine, and Google scholar, and wikipedia links, as well as other great resources and even non profit organizations, etc. I cite the bible, and link to the king james bible online and other free bible resources as well. I will be adding more links to openbible.info I think it is? because it is a quick and nice resource to find certain keysowrds in the bible online. Thanks for checking out my website, you can come back any time via the URL: HERBALISM.blog really easy to remember, that's herbalism dot blog.



myrrh
Myrrh (Comminphora myrhha)


Myrrh is a personal favorite of mine for its supposed "pain relieving qualities". Phytochemical journals indicate an opioid-like ability of its chemical constituents. It literally interacts with opioid receptors located in various regions of the human body. Herbalist liken it to other opioid-like plants such as Kratom and Opium lettuce. Know that I am not a doctor nor are my words here to be taken as such, as I simply relay information and state what I think and see based on the facts and use lie detection, and discernment to end up with what is true. Myrrh is mentioned in the bible story of the three wise men, who brough Frankincense & Myrrh as gifts. I've referenced a good read on that in the citation section at the bottom. On a final note I'd just like to add that I try to promote only ethical vendors and want to see that products are ethically harvested because of the importance of earths eco-systems and environments. Buy this from a Christian shop or at least someone who isn't sleezy or that has graven images all over their storefront. I've written an entire Blogpost on Comminphora Myrhha, the biblical tree sap that was so popular in the days of mesopotamia, learn more by clicking the highlighted title, the link, in this sentence.


palsanto
Palo Santo (Bulnesia Sarmienti)


This one has been traditionally used in Ayahuasca ceremonies. This is a reason to be concerned, because anything which comes from a sorcerer, you can be sure is cursed, nor do you want to support them or serve them, because God warns against serving false gods, and it is easy for us to do it without realizing it too. It's loaded with valuable phytochemicals such as terpenes, limonene and α-terpineol. It's believed to boost the immune system and it also contains valuable antioxidants. Palo Santo has: been scientifically investigated for potential Anti-cancer activity induced by its phytochemical constituents. The studies always yield astounding positive findings which to me clearly indicates God is the creator of medicine. There's just so much information that we know about botanicals used in herbalism. It's mind-blowing to think of the number of times I've heard people claim such herbal practices as un-scientific. The truth before us is hidden in plain sight. These days thanks to the internet, academic information is in reach of every single citizen. We would rather go through the middle man these days, than the actual source. For God gave us every seed bearing herb, let us not use oor view them in vain, and give him credit and praise.


charcoal for incense
Swift Lite Charcoal Tablets


This is NOT a shop, and I do NOT SUGGEST USING THESE CHARCOALS. These charcoal tablets are Used for burning oils, resin or resins, sap, and any other form of natural aromatherapy, and I personally find this absurd. They are not for indoor use, and they just generally are charcoal so.. Why would you want to inhale charcoal? Even if it IS second hand smoke? I mean, maybe if I'm bar-be-queing, but.. I dunno man.. AH! They can repell insects and mosquito's though, I forgot about that. I can see a use for it now, and perhaps it would be in order to add some powdered lemongrass on the pallete as well, because it contains citronell. They're only to be used in an outdoor area such as a patio. Again, see my biblical warnings about incense though. If you're into astrology and crystals and you're burning incense, you are ATTRACTING FALLEN ANGELS, and you need to be warned by this message. The bible does indicate numerous times that there is a connection between the incense burning and angelic arrivals.


White Sage (Salvia Apiana)
sage smudge


Almost every spiritual path uses white sage for some "purpose", and I warn against false teachings and dangerous practices and beliefs as such. In aromatherapy however, it's used to treat depression. There is some scientific inquiry behind this belief seeing as how it does contain pharmacological constituents. Some consider the oils to be oneirogenic ( dream inducing ), as well as having other medicinal properties as well, mostly because of their Thujone content, but the herb produces many known medicinally active chemical components, as designed by the Ancient Of Days, our sacred creator. Thujone is often found in plants which are used for their oneirogenic properties(ability to help with dream recall and vividness). The plant itself is wonderful, but some false teachings about what it can do are dangerous, not the seed bearing herb itself. I briefly mentioned this at the top of this page.


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NEW! ~ Wisteria Flowers


Wisteria is one of the greatest scents you'll ever encounter. It literally fills the entire atmostphere around it with consciousness expanding awe. The scent travels far in the wind and attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial creatures.