Gum Dammar resin (brown) - Shorea wiesneri - from Indonesia. Dammar resin, also known as cat-eye resin, lifts the spirit and brings light to the darkness of the soul.
Dammar resin is said to be particularly useful to combat sadness, depression and melancholy.
Synonyms: Shorea robusta, Sal tree, Cat-eye resin
Origin: India, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia
Parts Used: resin
Aroma Description: lemony, light, ethereal
Emotional Attributes: strengthening, cleansing/purifying, happiness
Cosmetic Uses: a butter is processed from the fruit kernels and widely used in cosmetics of India
Culinary Uses: the seeds and leaves are used for animal feed
Medicinal Attributes: astringent, the resin is used to treat dysentery, diarrhea, and used in ointments for skin diseases and ear infections, etc.
Element Association: Air
Magical Associations: healing, awareness, clairvoyance
Astrological Association: Gemini, Aquarius
Planetary Association: Moon
Aromatic Note: Base to Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, though virtually odorless it's often used to adulterate Olibanum (Frankincense) oil
Mixes Well With: borneol camphor, copal-gold, copal-white, copal-black, elemi, frankincense, guggul, lemongrass, mastic, myrrh, opoponax, rose, rosemary, saffron, etc.
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Per oz. (28 grams) $3.25
4 oz. (112 grams) $12.25
1/2 pound. (224 grams) $23.00
pound (448 grams) $43.50