Norway Spruce Resin-Lithuania-Sustainably Harvested-A traditional European Folk Medicine-For Incense-Perfume-Rubs & Balms-Picea Abies

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Picea Abies, also known as European Spruce and Norway Spruce, is a mainstay of traditional medicine in ancient and modern Northern Europe.

This resin is sustainably harvested by an artisan in Lithuania. Someone with a reverent and respectful relationship with the trees and the land, (the kind of people I love to support). The trees …

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Picea Abies, also known as European Spruce and Norway Spruce, is a mainstay of traditional medicine in ancient and modern Northern Europe.

This resin is sustainably harvested by an artisan in Lithuania. Someone with a reverent and respectful relationship with the trees and the land, (the kind of people I love to support). The trees are harmed in no way and offer up their resin as a gift. It is painstakingly sorted and truly beautiful quality material. This is a fragrant healing expression of nature, harvested in small quantities, painstakingly sorted and will never be available as a large volume or wholesale item.

Traditionally, a salve prepared from the resin of Norway Spruce with animal or vegetable fat/oil is used to treat wounds, ulcers and other skin issues. You will find many modern studies online that examine the efficacy of this ancient medicine.
The resin of Norway Spruce, like most other Northern Conifers, makes an excellent base for chest rubs that address myriad respiratory issues and is also effective as a rubefacient and anti-inflammatory for muscle and joint pain.
The resin when purified and filtered makes an excellent chewing gum that stimulates the gums and freshens the breath. These are only a few of the many uses our ancestors found for this beautiful tree.

Norway Spruce resin makes a lovely incense on its own or when blended with other aromatic materials.

As a natural perfume ingredient, this resin can be tinctured in alcohol. I believe freezing the tincture before filtering may reduce some of the inherent stickiness.
In oil-based perfumes, Norway Spruce resin dissolves readily in warm carrier oils and lends a beautiful fragrance to perfumes and other products that is both grounding and uplifting.
Needless to say, Norway Spruce resin makes a lovely essential oil, distinct from other species of Spruce and I look forward to distilling it in the near future.

Let me not forget to mention that Norway Spruce resin also makes a wonderful base for moustache and beard products.

On my blog- http://apothecarysgarden.com, ( In the drop-down menus at the top of the page), you will find recipes for moustache waxes and various healing salves and balms using fresh Pine, Fir or Spruce sap. You will also find instructions for building your own still and how to distill essential oils from resins.

A tip for easily removing these sticky saps from the plastic sleeve I ship them in, is to put them in the freezer for 1/2 hour or so first. When cold they will peel easily from the plastic and you won’t loose any in the process.

Dan

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Norway Spruce, Picea Abies, Spruce Pitch, Spruce resin

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  4. Willy Heller

    Willy Heller

    The wonderful fragrance of Norway Spruce evokes memories of curling up with a good book inside a remote cabin in the woods. Now I can experience this here in my home. Thank you for making it available.

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    Burns well and is affordable.

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    Great product, professional packaging and presentation.

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    Sarah Kshlerin

    The perfect northern forest scent – so good! You can’t go wrong ordering from this shop, everything is quality down to the packaging.

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    Zoila Lindgren

    As a fan of spruce resin, I would say this is very exemplary of quality natural spruce. It gently turns to a reddish color when heated on tealite warmer. Fills room with an enjoyable fragrance. Nice on coal when nights are now cooler outside. Smells great plus keeps flying insects away too.

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    I wasn't sure what to expect and was hoping for that piney – woody scent. Not disappointed at all. Its lovely.

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    Amely Wyman

    This spruce resin is super neat!

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    Awesome! i know how to use it! Will come back to your store.

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  21. Bert Ondricka

    Bert Ondricka

    Smells really great on it's own naturally, and also makes a great addition when burned with Frankincense and Myrrh.

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  22. Sarina Jacobs

    Sarina Jacobs

    Wow, I love this resin! It's great to burn as incense, and I find myself opening the bag often, just to smell it. Shipped quickly, and a great quantity.

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    Absolutely fantastic product! Item is exactly as described, fast shipping, and packaged for international shipping. I highly recommend this business and will absolutely be making future purchases. 5/5

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    I love the seller fast response and helpful and kind

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    Marisa Buckridge

    I needed more of this fresh resin. My trusted source of quality resins.

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    I purchased several resins to make a multi-purpose salve for my very sensitive and dry skin. The quality (and aroma!) of products from Apothecary's Garden is fantastic. I'm absolutely happy with my purchase.

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    Kailey Luettgen

    Looking forward to making some balms out of this and also experimenting with it as an incense.

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    The quality of resins and oils I have purchased from Dan is top quality and I couldn't be happier with the product.

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    Very satisfied with the whole experience from ordering to delivery.

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    Rosanna Aufderhar

    Incredible quality! The item matched the description and was packaged beautifully. The smell is like walking into an evergreen forest. I highly recommend this shop and will buy my quality resins here from now on!

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  36. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    Wonderful resin. Gift of the Norway Spruce tree. Rich scent.

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    excellent quality product! will definitely be back for more!

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    Incredibly unique and lovely smelling resin. Great on its own over a coal and excited to experiment incorporating it into my incense. 🙂

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    My order arrived promptly and I’m obsessed with the scent of the resin. Will order from this shop again!

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    Alberta Reinger

    Lovely! delicious! another beautiful product

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    Quality stuff but didn't like the smell of this one. Not my scent I guess. lol.. The sellers is awesome though nothing to do with the product or him. Just didn't like the smell of this one.

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    Barbara White

    Fantastic incense. Fantastic seller. Very fast shipping. Fantastic service. Many, many Thanks!!!!

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    As with everything I've ordered, it is absolutely EXQUISITE!

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    Camille Reichel

    Fresh, well packaged, and good value for money! Also received free samples which were a welcome surprise! ApothecarysGarden is a treasure trove of needful things!

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  49. Chelsie Simonis

    Chelsie Simonis

    love these rare exotic incenses for meditation and chanting, I wish charcoal wasnt so smokey tho! you can really see how coal was such a bad thing, I think I will look for coconut based coal as I really enjoy using these but not the smoke ~! but thank you love these

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  50. Hazel Turcotte

    Hazel Turcotte

    What a great spruce resin. Smells really good! Haven’t worked with it yet but I am happy to have it. Thanks Dan for bringing these unique but similar resins to your shop!! Very interesting

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