1) My mother has been told to use frankincense in water as it will aid bone health. I believe she was told that is an Islamic remedy. Is this something that is mentioned in Islam?

2) Are there also Islamic traditions regarding burning frankincense and what are other recommended things to burn?

3) Are there specific scents Islam has recommened men to perfume themselves with?

1) Yes it is an Islamic remedy. It is recommended and mentioned in our hadith. It’s a type of gum called “condor” or “loban.”

2) Yes it is recommended to burn frankincense. It is also recommended to burn Harmal (peganum).

3) Generally all perfume is recommended, but Misk, Oud, Anbar, and Saffron have been mentioned.