Xanthorrhoea resin, Australian Grass tree resin, Gum Acaroid, Yakka. Sustainably harvested-Australia

(58 customer reviews)

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Once called Black Boy, this is the the natural exudate of the Australian Grass tree Xanthorrhoea spp.
The resin accumulates naturally and is collected by Aboriginal people without harming the tree.
This shipment is harvested legally and sustainably.

Aboriginal use- (Wikipedia).
The resin from Xanthorrhoea plants is used in spear-making[11] and is an invaluable adhesive for Aboriginal people, often …

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Once called Black Boy, this is the the natural exudate of the Australian Grass tree Xanthorrhoea spp.
The resin accumulates naturally and is collected by Aboriginal people without harming the tree.
This shipment is harvested legally and sustainably.

Aboriginal use- (Wikipedia).
The resin from Xanthorrhoea plants is used in spear-making[11] and is an invaluable adhesive for Aboriginal people, often used to patch up leaky coolamons (water containers) and even yidaki (didgeridoos). The dried flower stalk scape was also used to generate fire by the hand drill friction method.

Resin collected from the plant was used in Australia until the mid-twentieth century for the following purposes:[12]

Burnt as an incense in churches.
A base component for a varnish used on furniture and in dwellings.
A polish and a coating used on metal surfaces including stoves, tin cans used for storing meat and “brass instruments.”
A component used in industrial process associated with “sizing paper, in soap making, perfumery and in manufacturing early gramophone records.”

Grass tree resin has a beautiful aroma as incense. It is reminiscent of Dragonsbood resin, but softer sweeter, and more complex. I find it is not hard on the lungs or harsh as Dragonsblood can be, and its fragrance is much more pleasing to my nose.
As mentioned, in the past it was used in perfumery so one wonders what it could add to modern perfumes as a tincture or essential oil.
It dissolves readily in alcohol producing an aromatic tincture that is bright garnet red.

Larger specimens can be purchased. Conact me for photos and prices.

Dan

Additional information

weight

5 grams, 10 grams, 25 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

materials

Acaroid, Grass Tree Resin, Gum Acaroid, Xanthorrhoea resin, Yakka

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  1. Candice Willms

    Candice Willms

    The quality of the resins from Apothecary's Garden is superb, and each is exquisite in its own right. The items received always match the shop description, and more than meet my expectations. The service is also excellent, with fast shipping to Australia. An exceptional experience all round, and I'll be back for more.

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  2. Jeffry Heidenreich

    Jeffry Heidenreich

    Hands down one of the best around. Not just on Etsy, but anywhere. Amazing plants gathered in a good way. And the best service around. Thanks, Dan!

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  3. Jordy Langosh

    Jordy Langosh

    Gorgeous scent! Packaged carefully, shipped quickly. Great shop!

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  4. Kailey Luettgen

    Kailey Luettgen

    Excited to burn this and play around with it in some experimental applications

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  5. Brenda McClure

    Brenda McClure

    Very good as expected fantastic

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  6. Aaron King

    Aaron King

    I will be ordering from this vendor again. thank you

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  8. Gust Kovacek

    Gust Kovacek

    I’m always looking for new scents to try, so I had to get this one! I’m so glad I did. When I put it on my burner, I kind of wanted to eat it… it smells delicious. This is making a beautiful tincture for my perfume organ.

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