Winter Resins

There is a lot of great frankincense on the market right now as well as other resins, all of which seem to work really well during the autumn and winter months as relaxing as well as comforting scents.

Mermade has some great Light Green Frankincense as well as crystalline Frankincense Absolute, which I have not seen before. They both have a nice citrusy scent that is very clean and a really nice room scent, excellent for cleaning a rooms atmosphere on any level, either used on coals or in the electric heater. Also the loose mix called “Floating World” has a far amount of resins as well as spices (actually it somewhat reminds me of Spirit Temple) and is another great one for this time of year.

For a resin scent that is wearable and in a liquid form check out the Body Oils. I have sampled both the Greenwood and the Kyphi and both are wonderful.

ApothecarysGarden also has some great resins, Frankincense as well as Pines and Spruce as well as civet and castorium for tincturing. Since the owner is actually going to the countries involved and talking to the people who do the harvest (or in the case of the Pine and Spruce I think it is him doing the harvest) they seem to be very good and I like the personal connection. The Riva, Fereana, Neglecta and Papyrifere are all good as well as not what one tends to find other places. He also stocks a number of tinctures, essential oils and care products that he is doing himself. I have tried a number of these and the quality is high.

2 Comments

  1. Chris said,

    November 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I can highly recommend Katlyn’s Winter Wreath! As a Philadelphian living in Northern CA and always missing “real” winter at the end of every year, warming her Winter Wreath blend in my electric heater puts me in a good mood, in spite of the sun and warm temperatures in late November. I also give her Demeter’s Bakery high marks for getting one into good winter spirits. It’s always a pleasure to order from Mermade and it’s wonderful to be supporting such a prolific incense crafter.

    Dan at Apothecarys Garden is another person who deserves high praise for integrity, quality of goods and tremendous generosity. He has a fantastic Great Northern Cough and Chest Rub made from spruce sap, pine sap, balsam fir, beeswax,eucalyptus, peppermint, clary sage and rosemary. It’s effective and smells like the best that winter has to offer.

  2. November 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks Ross for your continued support and friendship, not to mention your amazing incense! Mermade also has a new Seasonal Blend “Winter Wreath” in stock for a short time. Blessings, Katlyn


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