Resins

Amber Resin (Pinites succinifer)

This is small pieces of true Baltic amber -- the same ancient fossilized resin that is made into jewelry. Amber resin is intensely protective and binding; it's nature is to preserve . ... more

Burgundy (Spruce Resin) (Picea abies)

Burgundy (Spruce Resin)

Burgundy is the resin from the Norway spruce after the turpentine has been removed. It can be used in incense, or, more commonly, in the creation of sealing waxes and balms. more

Camphor (Cinnamonum camphora)

Camphor

Real camphor has been almost completely replaced by synthetics; ours is real. A strongly moon resin, use camphor to open psychic awareness or to induce psychic dreams. It can also... more

Copal Manila (Agathis philippinensis)

This golden copal from the Phillipines has a scent and appearance very similar to Copal Oro, with which is it often confused. This copal is ethically harvested as part of an economic... more

30 g (1 oz):

$2.50

Copal Oro (Hymenaea courbaril)

Copal Oro

Gold copal has a fuller scent than copal blanco, with less of an airy quality and more fire. Traditionally, it is burned to purify the home, the temple, and on shrines to honor the... more

Dammar (Canarium strictum)

Dammar

Dammar is a Malaysian word meaning 'light', and this resin has a light airy lemon like smell that is said to lift the spirit and bring light to the darkness of the soul. more

Dragon's Blood (Dracaena cinnabari)

Dragon's Blood

We offer dragon's blood resin from two separate plants, Daemonorops draco (Indonesian Dragon's Blood) and Dracaena cinnabari (Medieval Dragon's Blood). The resins are added to spells, incense, oils and inks as blood substitutes in order to increase their power and potency. more

Elemi, Aged (Canarium luzonicum)

Elemi, Aged

Young Elemi is a soft, even gooey, resin with an intense citrus fragrance and a sharp, piney undertone. This elemi has been allowed to age for several years to become solid at room temperature... more

Elemi, Dark (Canarium sp)

A darker, less sharp version of the citrus scented elemi. Unlike normal elemi, Manila elemi is hard and not gooey, and thus easier to work with. This resin is collected in the Philippines... more

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

Frankincense

In Isis and Osiris, the historian Plutarch relates that Egyptian priests burned frankincense at dawn, and it's not hard to see why. The scent of frankincense which is fresh, balsam, lemony... more

Guar Gum (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)

Guar Gum

Guar gum is a superior binder for rolled incense. It is not sticky like gum arabic, creating a consistency more like clay than dough, but it is a stronger binder and can be substituted... more

Gum Arabic (Acacia senegal)

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic is a resin with little scent of its own that creates a mucilage when powdered and added to water. As such, it is added to incense blends as a binder at about 5-10%. Alone... more

Labdanum (Cistus ladanifer)

Labdanum

Labdanum, or rock rose, is the resin from an evergreen Mediterranean shrub. It is a sweet, warm, balsamic-floral scent and has been used a replacement for ambergris. The soft resin is... more

Mastic (Chios) (Pistacia lentiscus)

Mastic (Chios)

Chios Mastic only grows on the Isle of Crete, and is thus very precious. It is the quintessential incense of air and Mercury, and is used in High Magic for controlling and to bind entities... more

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh

Myrrh is a resin from one of several Commiphora species used in magical blends of consecration and protection, as well as those for deep trance and spirit work. more

Olibanum (Boswellia serrata)

Olibanum

This Indian cousin to frankincense has a warmer tint, with a darker citrus quality more reminiscent of orange than lemon. In general, olibanum and frankincense are interchangeable, though... more

Opoponax (Commiphora erythraea)

Opoponax

Known as sweet myrrh, opoponax has none of the burnt rubber scent associated with low quality myrrh. Opoponax is associated with the Scorpio/Mars/Pluto complex of sex and death. Use... more

Piñon Resin (Pinus edulis)

Piñon Resin

Piñon is one of the cleansing herbs used by several native tribes in the American southwest. It has a strongly balsamic scent when burned, and is best when mixed with cedars and copals... more

Sandarac (Tetraclinis articulata)

Sandarac

Thought by Aristotle to have come from bees, this resin is actually from a type of Juniper tree that grew outside the temple complex at Delphi. more