Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae)

healing. protection. enlightenment.

 

Also referred to as white Copal commercially, this white milky oleoresin has the same vibrational presence as Mastic or Sandarac and similarly, works beautifully to dispel negative energies, combat sadness and melacholy.

 

Scent - sweet, fresh, citrus, light balsamic

Application - incense, perfumery, artisan 

Source - Sumatra

Correspondence - Moon/Mars

 

The name itself is a reference to the light fracturing quality of this resin. Ethereal in nature, Dammar is said to dispel the demons of depression and bring light to the dark depths of the soul.

 

One of the most versatile resins, Dammar is a beautiful incense, may be dissolved easily in turpentine to make a varnish for oil paintings, infused into medicated oils for skin soothing, added to paraffin wax for Batik dying or beeswax for encaustic painting.

 

Limited quantities only.

 

 

 

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Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.

Dammar Gum

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Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.

 

OIL BURNER

▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Alternatively, pour a small amount of light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower into the well of your oil burner (depending on the size of your burner, keep the oil under halfway up the well) and place the resin in the oil 

▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.

 

CHARCOAL DISK

▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk. 

▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.

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