Discover our large selection of aromatic resins
Resins are natural exudates of trees. External stimuli cause the resin to reach the bark surface through so-called "resin channels". Depending on the plant family, the resins differ in scent, shape, color and size. Mostly they are yellowish to brown and are secreted in the form of drops, tears or stalactites. More liquid resins that have a consistency like maple syrup are called "balsams".

When used as incense, the resins become liquid and burn, releasing their fragrance and active ingredients. Resins are composed of concentrated essential oils and therefore release a more intense fragrance than other incense materials such as roots, herbs and flowers.

The best known of all resins are certainly frankincense and myrrh, which have been used for centuries in incense rituals and worship in the Orient and also in our church. In Mesoamerica, the various varieties of copal have been used since time immemorial and take on the role of incense.

In Europe, too, there is a whole range of interesting and valuable native resins, such as spruce and pine resin. Resins and balsams have been used for incense since the dawn of mankind, according to archaeological excavations from the Stone Age.
Resins from Siberia
Discover our hardy resins that are forged in the unforgiving nature deep in the wilderness of Siberia
Pinus Sibirica cembra
Siberian Cedar Resin
This wildcrafted resin is dried and sorted after harvesting. It contains a large amount of essential oils, sometimes between 15–20%. The scent of the resin is divine. It is very intense, spicy, woody, and also a bit lemony. The resin has a calming and grounding effect when used as incense.
Picea obovata
Siberian Spruce Resin
Wildcrafted spruce resin from Siberia is carefully gathered by hand, then dried and sorted. The smell is amazing, very earthy, woody and mossy. The properties when used as incense are also calming and grounding, similar to the other resins from Siberia.
Resins from Mexico
Copal resins have been used for spiritual and healing purposes in Mesoamerica for thousands of years and are revered in a similar fashion as frankincense is revered in Europe and the Middle East.
Bursera bipinnata
Copal negro
Copal negro from Mexico is a dark and rich resin that is said to come from the same tree as the lightly colored Copal blanco, but is harvested in a different season, right before the day of the dead. The resin consists of both larger, sticky pieces and powder. The scent is balsamic, earthy, slightly sweet wit notes of fresh pine.
Bursera bipinnata
Copal blanco
This is authentic white copal from indigenous farmers in Mexico. White copal has a strong, illuminating energy and is an important ingredient in Georgs incense blend for energetic space clearing. It is also very nice used alone. The scent is amazing with fresh and lemony notes. It is preferably used on an incense burner, instead of coal.
Resins from Peru
Discover the two most popular aromatic resins from Peru
Dacryodes peruviana
Copal negro "Saumerio"
In Peru, this resin is called "Saumerio", derived from the Spanish word "sahumar" for incense. It's the most important incense in peru and is used for a variety of purposes like religious ceremonies, healing rituals and more. It is rich in essential oils and releases a fantastic scent with earthy, balsamic, warm, spicy and resinous notes.
Bursera graveloens
Palo Santo Resin
The Palo Santo tree grows primarily in Peru and Ecuador. It not only supplies us with a fragrant wood, but also a resin that has an exceptional scent profile with balsamic, sweet and woody notes. The resins smell similar to Palo Santo Wood, but more intense and concentrated. Palo Santo is used for cleansing, blessing and healing.
Benzoe from Indonesia & Vietnam
Discover the fascinating resins that smell like freshly baked cake, cinnamon rolls and vanilla custard
Styrax benzoin
Benzoe Sumatra (Indonesia)
The Styrax benzoin tree only grows on the island of Sumatra. The scent is sweet, vanilla like and with cinnamon notes. The Benzoe from Sumatra has less vanilla and more cinnamon notes. Benzoin has a very relaxing and calming effect. The scent is particularly effective when mixed with other resins and woods.
Styrax tonkinensis
Benzoe Siam (Vietnam)
The Styrax tonkinensis tree grows in many locations, such as Vietnam and Thailand. The scent is very similar to Benzoe Sumatra: sweet and intensely vanilla like, but contrary to it's sister it has no cinnamon notes. Benzoin has also a very relaxing and calming effect. The scent is particularly effective when mixed with other resins and woods.
Authentic Dragon's Blood from Socotra
The deep red resin from the striking Draecaena cinnabari tree, endemic to the remote island of Socotra
Dracaena cinnabari
Dragon's Blood
Dragons's Blood is the name of the rare and valuable resin that is harvested from the real dragon’s blood tree, which only grows on Socotra. Dragon’s Blood resin has been used medicinally and as incense for thousands of years. The scent it gives off when used as incense smells dark, tart, spicy, burnt and rubbery. The effects of Dragon's Blood has been associated with strength, willpower and magic. Best used in combination with other incense such as clove, patchouli, sandalwood, cedar or frankincense.
Resins from Iran
Truly exotic resins with strong aromatic character
Pistacia terebinthus
Gum mastic
The most well-known mastic gum is from the greek island of Chios. But the iranian mastic gum is an interesting alternative that is more affordable. The resin comes in smal pieces and smells fresh, lemony and spicy. We can assume that the iranian mastic gum has similar medicinal properties as the greek variety with it's soothing and anti-inflammatory effects.
Ferula galbaniflua/gummosa
Galbanum is not a very well-known incense, but surprises with a warm, balsamic and caramel like scent. It is used as a fixative in perfumery and also for its medicinal qualities. It was and is used in Persia for its anti-inflammatory effect and for pain relief in the form of salves or internally.
Ferula communis
White Fasoukh
White Fasoukh is related to Asafoetida and shares its pungent smell. It is mostly used as medicine and not as incense. Similar to Asafoetida the scent is very intense with notes of garlic and sulfur.
Dorema ammoniacum
Ammoniacum is a resin that is very old and has been known as incense since the time of ancient Egypt. It was used in the temple of Amun in sacred rituals. The smell is very strong and unpleasant. Ammoniacum has also been used as medicine since antiquity, mostly for ailments of the lungs such as chronic cough and asthma. The most important country of export today is Iran.
Ferula asafoetida
The aroma of Asafoetida is very sharp, pungent, sulfuric, somehow smelling of garlic and onions. The profile of essential oils is very complex and rich. It can be used in the kitchen as a spice. Asafoetida is also known to have great power to ward off negative energies. When used as incense, it is said to create a protection so strong that the devil himself cannot break through it.
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