To Break Up Large Pieces of Resin for Burning or Heating
When you order raw incense resins they are likely to be in large chunks too big to place on the heater or charcoal. These can easily be broken up into pieces of the desired size:
If resins or incense material is soft or sticky, it can be placed in the freezer overnight. This makes it very brittle. This method is also used to create powdered resins for blends.
- Place resin chunks or resin tears into a freezer-weight baggy.
- Place the baggy on the floor or hard surface with a newspaper under it.
- Strike firmly with a mallet or hammer until you reach the desired consistency.
Be sure to store all incense out of direct sunlight and in an airtight container. This will lengthen the fragrance and life of the incense.