Though both frankincense and myrrh tend to bring up certain religious connotations to the western mind, they have been in active use as magical incenses, ritual tools and for their healing properties since at least 1500bc. Resin incenses are the top of the line in incense burning. Using incense charcoal as a base, you can release the intense fragrance of these fine resin granules — without the dilution or alteration of scent caused by a burning base or the fixatives typical in man-made stick or cone incense. Frankincense is one of the most valuable substances of history, used for meditation, protection, purification, and consecration by countless cultures. 1 lb.