Sacred Incense - Colophony

Resin, Cut & Sifted, 60 Ml, 35 Gr from Portugal (SKU 4096)

Pine is purifying, refreshing, and uplifting. Sacred to the Druids, and in Celtic times, Pine was one of the Seven Chieftain Trees of the Irish. Pine has been used since ancient times as an incense in Europe and in America. Pine is the "Tree of peace" of the Native American Iroquois confederacy. Cut and sifted shards of resin.

Packed in 60 ml clear plastic pots containing 35 gram.

Pine is believed to be strengthening and cleansing and has long been held sacred in many cultures. Pine resin has a mild citrus-like, green, balsamic fragrance. Native Americans used Pine in their incense mixtures and chewed it to treat throat infections. They also used the resin to heal wounds and bruises. In the ancient book, Natural Science, Hildegard von Bingen wrote of Pine: "The Pine tree is more warm than cold and contains energies and powers. The tree is a symbol for strength. Celtic and German ancestors believed the Pine tree to be a source of protection from negative energies. Pine was burned in sick rooms to strengthen the healing process. According to older herb books, Pine strengthens the nerves and gives energy, courage, and emotional strength. To Christians, the Pine tree is a symbol of light and life. 

The aroma is of a Pine odor; balsamic, light, slightly woody and spicy, green. On an emotional level Pine is strengthening, cleansing and purifying. Magically it evokes healing, protection, spirituality, prosperity, courage and fertility.

This resin finds its use in perfumery, aromatherapy, bath preparations, hair tonics, rubbing oils, etc. Pine mixes well with Amber, Burgundy Pitch, Cedarwood, Elemi, Juniper, Lavender, Oakmoss, Pine needles, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Sandarac, Thyme.

Other names: Pine resin, Colophony.

A translucent yellowish to dark brown resin derived from the stumps or sap of various pine trees, composed chiefly of a bietic acid and related compounds, and used to increase sliding friction, as on the bows of certain stringed instruments, and to manufacture a wide variety of products including varnishes, inks, linoleum, adhesives, and soldering compounds. Also called Rosin.

This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.

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