Friday, December 04, 2009


So, I've talked about my love for Frankenteen

and my adoration for Frankenstein

so I thought, what the heck...let's talk about Frankincense.

Mostly, because it's Christmas time and The Wise Men thought it was good enough to bring to Baby Jesus but I really didn't know what the heck it was.

It's up...dried tree sap.From a Boswellia tree. (Myrrh is dried sap too, woot!) They use it to make incense and some cultures use it for medicinal purposes--though I think if I get leprosy I'd rather take my chances with traditional Western medicine.

And now, you know what I know. Aren't you glad?


  1. Oddly enough, I was just researching this yesterday because it's in my book. Stop reading my mind!

  2. Dude. Scary in there.

  3. HAHAHAHAHA oh wow. very good to know.

  4. I always thought it was the aroma of hot dogs... :-)

  5. Amanda Brice8:09 PM

    And amber is crystallized sap.

    Gwen, this was such a random post. LOL

  6. Yes, well, I'm sort of a random girl.