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

(62 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 …

Description

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. Bruce Kautzer

    Bruce Kautzer

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  2. Bartholome Bergnaum

    Bartholome Bergnaum

    Products arrived on 07/04/18, Perfect! Thank you very much for the discovery of the Bursera Bipinnata. The smell of the "black boy" is delicate. See you soon and have a nice day.

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  3. Cordie Daniel

    Cordie Daniel

    Peculiar, almost disturbing aroma of an unknown to me resin. Always happy to discover something like this! Exotic, pungent and mineral. Smells like it needs to be used in magical spells – incense blends for invoking certain energies (or warding off evil ones). Very neat and curious material for those passionate about burning incense and incense making.

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  4. Evalyn Rice

    Evalyn Rice

    Wonderful aromas and textures. Arrived very quickly, too.

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  5. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    Wonderful product and superb service.

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  6. Hillary Stamm

    Hillary Stamm

    As always, Dan’s packages are wonderful, full of the best smells, and a present! Thank you Dan!

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  7. Duane DuBuque

    Duane DuBuque

    exotic green barn scent, recommend to switch things up if your used to other classic incense scents.

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  8. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    One of my favorite resins … Should be in everyone's collection.

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  9. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    At first the scent took a bit to grow on me, but I've come to very much appreciate this unique resin. It goes great in blends with more prominent top notes, like frankincense or copal blanco. Kudos to Apothecary's Garden for sourcing the most diverse products Mother Earth has to offer!

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  10. Hillary Stamm

    Hillary Stamm

    Amazing incense!

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  11. Friedrich Corwin

    Friedrich Corwin

    This is a new one for me and I am delighted with its profile. Am ordering again.

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  12. Lessie Labadie

    Lessie Labadie

    Apothecary's Garden, one of the "bestest" shops on Etsy!

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  13. Amely Kshlerin

    Amely Kshlerin

    Thanks again for another perfect order.

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  14. Greta Denesik

    Greta Denesik

    I’ve never heard of this before, but was just drawn to it! Super excited to use in my perfumes! Thanks so much dear! Everything I ordered from you came safely! Thanks again!
    Xoxo!!!

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    Antonette Connelly

    Never know when i might need this!

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  16. Christian Aufderhar

    Christian Aufderhar

    So excited that this came in. Will be back in the future for more

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  17. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    Best shop on Etsy , I bought one of every resin and couldn't be happier !

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  18. Melissa Jacobson

    Melissa Jacobson

    It powders nicely, tints a very deep red/magenta. But it has a very faint smell. Not really interesting for perfumers…

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  19. Lucy Murphy

    Lucy Murphy

    Excellent owner, excellent offerings. Gratitude!

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  20. Reginald Ratke

    Reginald Ratke

    Very pleased with the quality and thank you for your generosity. Very fast shipping!

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  21. Amely Walter

    Amely Walter

    I am very happy with my purchase, again I received wonderful incense treasures that I can recommend to every lover, or collector of incense resins and fragrant substances! THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Dan!!!

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  22. Shaniya Greenfelder

    Shaniya Greenfelder

    I crushed some of these and mixed them with mokko powder to create small incense cones. Excellent aroma!

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  23. Jeffry Heidenreich

    Jeffry Heidenreich

    One of the very finest sellers. Not just on Etsy, but anywhere. Top shelf offerings. Top shelf service. The very best of the best.

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  24. Ressie Gaylord

    Ressie Gaylord

    Very peculiar scent! However, I love trying new things and this was very interesting! Ordered 10 grams, and I think I got only 6.5 grams. Not sure though, my scale might be off.

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  25. Tad Baumbach

    Tad Baumbach

    Haven't had time to tincture yet, but very excited to get my hands on this rare resin. Thank you, Dan!

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  29. Mabelle Smitham

    Mabelle Smitham

    Packing is perfect..smells great.
    Looks just like the picture.

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  30. Mertie Dicki

    Mertie Dicki

    Intriguing deep color. The scent is curious.

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  32. Jarvis Hackett

    Jarvis Hackett

    Wonderful resin! Smooth, sweet, complex, slightly milky. Just an excellent scent when burned as incense, even on a raw coal. Be aware that the "amount" is in grams, not portions of an ounce, so you may receive less than you were expecting if you don't pay attention.

    Great resin, excellent vendor who promotes ethical production, harvesting, and sale whenever possible. Dan is my first choice for exotic resins.

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  35. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Very unusual item. Thanks so much!

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  36. Allie Gottlieb

    Allie Gottlieb

    Wow! Very hard to find perfumery ingredients at an exceptional price and without ordering from overseas. Love it. Highly recommend purchasing from them.

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  38. Destiny Raynor

    Destiny Raynor

    Simply amazing, as always

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  39. Conrad Langosh

    Conrad Langosh

    This was a Christmas gift and the receiver was very pleased with the quality. Thank you for the fast shipping! Will buy from again. 🙂

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  40. Janae Tremblay

    Janae Tremblay

    Amazing quality and beautiful products. Shipping faster than expected as well – thank you ✨

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  41. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Another new one for me. It is crystalline and as red as the dragon's blood. The scent is light, a little bit like cedarwood. I've yet to burn it, so I cannot speak to that. It is very pretty visually. Shipped quickly and arrived on time. Thank you!

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  42. Monserrate Lakin

    Monserrate Lakin

    amazing smell, this is like natural cherry scent, will ,make oil

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  43. Ericka Miller

    Ericka Miller

    Exactly what I was looking for. Arrived in good time and as described. Thanks!

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  44. Santa Durgan

    Santa Durgan

    <3<3<3<3 Can't wait to use this.

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  45. Maximus Stokes

    Maximus Stokes

    Phenomenal scent! Dan, you are the world's best!

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  46. Marjolaine Blick

    Marjolaine Blick

    Nice quality! Smells heavenly! Thank you!

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  47. Bernice Nolan

    Bernice Nolan

    once again, dan’s description is spot on. if you like dragonsblood, you should definitely give this resin a try!

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  48. Rory Moen

    Rory Moen

    It's a wonderful scent reminiscent of pure castoreum and ortario black propolis from ApothecarysGarden.I didn't know if this resin also releaves its fragrance only when heated or not. But since I didn't receive a particularly strong essence while inhaling the stone itself, I grinded the 10g resin and warm it up in a covered glass jar in my Bain Marie.After having it completely meIted , I opened up the cover, added 40ml food grade ethanol and closed the cover asap (this time didnt locked up to keep the internal pressure atmospheric) Each 5 minutes I swayed the jar after 15 minutes I turned it off, When it got to room temperature I saw 1/3 of it remained undissolved
    But the rest is completely penetrated with color and wonderful scent into the ethanol.Thank you Dan and the entire ApothecarysGarden Team

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  49. Emerald Zulauf

    Emerald Zulauf

    Fast shipping, incredible resin!

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  50. Ocie Greenholt

    Ocie Greenholt

    What a beautiful surprise!!!!! Tinctured this the second I opened the bag. Garnet red juice that smells amazing even on day three!!!! The fragrance is weirdly floral and lingers on my scent strip for days. The drydown is a rare exotic perfume. It's really very interesting! This will be a permanent resident in my perfume organ! I burned a little too and oh my!!! An incense will be fantastic!!!

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