Advice 1: How to make incense

In Church during worship vasculat incense. His scent soothes, promotes good state for prayer and fellowship with God and your inner world. The same state of peace can be achieved and at home, you only need to ignite the incense.
How to make incense
You will need
  • Incense
  • Coal
  • The censor
  • Lamp
  • "Spider"
The first method of kindling the incenseand coal. To do this, take the coal, to kindle it. But in any case do not put the incense on glowing red charcoal. First, you need the coal to cool slightly. To do this, wait 10-15 minutes until the coal covered with ashes. After that you can put on it frankincense.
The second method is the incense lit in the censer. It is necessary to heat the coal to a gas or electric stove red-hot, it is better to heat the coals on two sides. For convenience, you can use a large tweezer or forceps. Then the hot coal to put in the censer, and around him gently spread out the pieces of the incenseand close the lid.
If you do not have censers, but there are oil lamps, you can ignite incense in the "spider". "Spider" is a special metal cap on the lamp. First, you need to light the lamp, then it is placed stand. On the stand is placed a piece of incense.
If your incense is not pieces and powder, you must be the incense to break up into small pieces.
Once the stand is heated by the wick of the lamps, the incense begins to exude a gentle aroma. It should be noted that Voskresenie incenseand the stand is longer, and the flavor is thinner, so the temperature under the spider below than coal.
If the incense in the stand not wasurenaide - check whether the lamp goes out. This can be in the following cases:
1. Could be a bad oil. Buy vaseline, it's better than burning.
2. In the bad lamp wick made from unnatural materials. A fuse can be replaced by a piece of bandage.
3. Too thick a wick fitting tightly in the hole and not giving up on it. To resolve this problem, you need to pull a few threads from the wick so that the wick moved to float quite freely.
If you don't have incense, but you want to feel the atmosphere of the temple, you will get a special incense candle. They are called "nuns". Used in their manufacture incense, aromatic components of coal.
Useful advice
To clean the stand after it cools, substituting under a stream of cold water.

Advice 2: What is frankincense

Frankincense is the dried resin of a small tree of the genus Boswellia carteri, growing on the Arabian Peninsula. During the burning of this resin emits a nice strong smell that was the reason for its use in the administration of the Church's Christian rites. Frankincense in ancient times was used as incense, and the Bible calls among the gifts that the Magi brought the newborn Jesus.
What is frankincense

The tree Boswellia carteri listed in the red book – his disappearance, of course, due to the fact that its SAP dries, it becomes precious resin. In February and March, when increases the secretion of the juice, on a tree trunk make the cut, which releases the liquid. It can flow long enough to cover the hardened pieces of the trunk. Then the resin is scraped from the bark and is harvested from the ground, where the dripping juice. It is sorted on the selected conventional incense.

The choicest incense – large solid chunks of resin the size of a plum light yellow or rosavtodora color. Their surface has a waxy luster and is covered with fine incense dust that is produced when they RUB against each other. Frankincense, harvested in different places, differs in color and smell. Pieces it is easily pounded into a powder, for this purpose, a conventional marble mortar.

Powder incense in Ancient Egypt was used as a basis for rejuvenating masks for face. It has long been used in medicine to treat a variety of diseases: rheumatism, colds, skin inflammations and infections of the urinary tract, nervous and stomach disorders. It is believed that it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect, can be used as astringent, wound-healing, carminative, expectorant and sedative.

Of incense, by distilling the resin with steam, produce an aromatic oil used in aromatherapy. The oil appears pale yellow or greenish color, it mixes well with other spices: oil of sandalwood, geranium, Mimosa, pine, bergamot and orange. Such compounds are used in cosmetics for making soap, deodorants, and various creams. The smell of incense you can feel in many perfume compositions especially spicy Oriental. Sometimes it can be added to foods and beverages as a flavoring.

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