For a few weeks now I have had the dream of creating daily YouTube content around incense and positive thoughts. So I created Incense For Breakfast where we can take a little time in the morning, think about our lives and set powerful and positive intentions for the day while we talk about incense. Hopefully you will light an incense too. ☺
The first episode reviews Golden Buddha by Vijayshree Fragrance. If you click on the picture above it will take you to our YouTube channel. Or you can click here. Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it and playing with the Golden Buddha incense. You can find the incense at violetandcompany.com
I don’t feel like writing a poem,
Instead, I will light the incense-burning vessel
Filled with myrrh, jasmine and frankincense,
And the poem will grow in my heart
Like flowers in my garden.
~According to a student of Hafis (15th century A.D.)
Violet and Company took about a year off, maybe a little more, while I remade our webstore. Now it is finished and the happy time of writing on the blog is back. This week we will start a series looking at frankincense, one of my favorite resins.
Here is a fun frankincense fact-during the times of the Pharaohs, the ancient Greeks and the Romans, most people didn’t know where frankincense and myrrh came from. Many stories floated around such as they were guarded by winged serpents. These things were held in secret in order to allow the countries where the frankincense and myrrh trees grew to have a monopoly on the market, making the resin trade very lucrative for them.
Rizzi-Fischer, Susanne (1998) The Complete Incense Book. Sterling Publishing, New York.
Photo by Violet and Company Incense