Frankincense from Monks of Mount Athos
Mount Athos frankincense is of remarkably high quality, with a wide range of rich fragrances that endure throughout the entire burning process.
The frankincense is created by monks in Mount Athos' Holy Cell of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, who follow an authentic, ancient technique that involves blending ground natural incense with perfumes in precise quantities. It is left to stand after kneading to lose part of its relative humidity and solidify before being shaped by the monks. The combination results in a black mass, which they dried off in a pan. It is then chopped into fine little pieces and coated with magnesia powder in the last stage so that it does not cling together.
The unique scents of Mount Athos will please those seeking unique perfumes for use in churches and homes as they do since ancient times, slowing and deepening breathing in order to awaken higher awareness and increase spirituality, meditation, and prayer.
◉ Herbs and botanicals should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
◉ You'll need a heat source to burn this resin as incense. The majority of people utilize a charcoal disc made expressly for this purpose.