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What is uunsi made of?

What is uunsi made of?

Uunsi, the Somali word for frankincense, is largely sourced from Boswellia trees across East Africa, and for Somaliland, where I am from, it is one of their most important natural resources. Uunsi is often burned in a dabqaad, a burner pot that is usually made of white clay.

How do you burn uunsi?

Frankincense (lubaan) or a prepared incense (uunsi), is placed on top of hot charcoal inside an incense burner, the dabqaad. It then burns for about ten minutes. This keeps the house fragrant for hours.

How do you use Bakhoor incense?

Apply flame (matchstick or lighter) to the disc until you see sparks traversing the coal. After a while, the disc will form some gray soot like ash over the top indicating it is hot and ready. Now you can place a piece of bakhoor on top of the disc with tongs and experience your exotic bakhoor fragrance.

What is amber incense?

Amber Incense is a beautiful woodsy incense for lovers of natural perfumes. A long-lasting frankincense note runs through the entire scent, while warm ambery base notes gently ground it.

What is Somali incense?

Uunsi in Somalia is considered both an incense and a perfume. It’s a gentle blend of natural elements like perfume oils, Resin, wood, and sugar. The blend varies in different parts of Somalia, and it has come a long way from the original ancient recipe which was created about 6500 years ago.

What is oud incense?

The most commonly used incense for burning in Saudi Arabia is Oud. The Oud tree is known as the Aquilaria agallocha, which has at least 15 species of Aquilaria and is also known as lignum aloe, agarwood, and eagle wood.

Why do people use bakhoor?

In most cases, bakhoor is used during special occasions such as weddings, or simply for relaxing purposes. In Arabian culture, it’s a traditional gesture to pass bakhoor among guests, so they can scent their hair, clothing and hands. This is believed to be a as integral to hospitality as serving coffee and dates.

Is bakhoor a frankincense?

The Frankincense Bakhoor is a natural aromatic resin extracted from special trees and used in incense and perfumes because it has an uplifting aroma. This fragrance is a mix of a woody and earthy scent that has many health benefits.

Is amber resin natural?

Amber is formed from resin exuded from tree bark (figure 9), although it is also produced in the heartwood. Resin protects trees by blocking gaps in the bark. Once resin covers a gash or break caused by chewing insects, it hardens and forms a seal.

What is amber incense good for?

Spiritually, amber is used for meditation, healing, purification, luck, love, emotional and spiritual balancing, and as an aphrodisiac.

What are the benefits of frankincense?

5 Benefits and Uses of Frankincense — and 7 Myths

  • May reduce arthritis. Frankincense has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation caused by arthritis.
  • May improve gut function.
  • Improves asthma.
  • Maintains oral health.
  • May have anticancer properties.