Gum Dammar resin (white)- Shorea wiesneri - from Indonesia.
Dammar resin, also known as cat-eye resin, lifts the spirit and is said to bring light to the darkness of the soul. Dammar resin is particularly useful to combat sadness, depression and melancholy. White Dammar has a slightly more mild aroma than that of brown Dammar resin.
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
Per 4 oz. (112 grams) $10.95
Per 1/2 pound (224 grams) $19.00
Per lb. (448 grams) $34.00