Dragons Blood Powder-Pure-Island of Socotra-Dracaena Cinnabari-Medieval Dragons Blood-PowderFor Incense-Oils and Ink

This listing is for the fresh ground powder of the rare & premium, pure tears of Socotra Dragon's Blood resin harvested from the Dracaena Cinnabari tree.
These tears and pieces are very clean with no bark and break to expose a glasslike center of the deepest red colour.

We produce the powder in-house from fresh material with no filler. It is extremely fine and dissolves quickly in alcohol when producing magical and mundane inks.
This is a truly premium material and of a quality that is often difficult to source.

It can be used to make a deep crimson ink and lend itself to oil.

There are approximately 20 different trees around the world that supply a red resin called Dragons Blood. Some grow in Asia and others in South America, but it is thought that the Dragons Blood from the Dracaena cinnabari tree on the island of Socotra is the original resin traded for thousands of years to the West along with Frankincense and Myrrh through the "Incense Route". For this reason, it is considered to be the material referred to in ancient Greek and Medieval texts, formularies and Pharmacopoeias through the ages. This has lent this resin the nickname "Medieval" Dragons Blood.

The chemical composition of the different Dragons Blood resins vary as do their traditional therapeutic applications in local folk medicine. The Dragons Blood of D. Cinnabari from Socotra is used in local traditional medicine.
Traditional applications in the West for Dracaena Cinnabari resin include its use as a pigment and dye and as a durable lacquer used specifically to lend a deep red finish to violins

The most familiar use for Socotra Dragons Blood nowadays is as the main ingredient of a deep and permanent blood-red ink and as a potent incense material for ritual and ceremony.

At first inhalation, the fresh resin of Dracaena cinnabari has no scent. This is due to its high proportion of resin and lack of essential oil.
However, once s small piece is laid on the hot coal as incense, its presence and personality expand to fill the room.
Its scent is deep. Rich. Sensuous. A dark bottomless Amber with a smooth, warm nuttiness that is calming and stimulating. It delivers hints of Red Sea breezes and perfumed summer nights. Only a little bit of this resin is needed to transform a space.

This is the powder of the highest grade of Socrata Dragons blood and is composed of the individual tears that form when the tree is wounded. The Dragons Blood tree is harvested differently than Frankincense trees, whose bark is stripped in small sections where the resin can"run" before it solidifies. Only small shallow singular gouges through the bark of D. Cinnabari yield resin, which is seen in the generally small size and shape of these resin tears. This is called the "Resin" grade.

One hopes that with the lighter tapping method, the D. Cinnabari trees are less stressed than other commercial resin-bearing trees.
I have no provenance on this resin. I can't say with certainty it is fairly traded and harvested sustainably.


Materials: Dracaena Cinnabari, Socotra Dragons Blood, Medieval Dragons Blood, Pure Dragonsblood Resin.

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Ashlynn (Ashburn, US)
As always great dragons blood. My second b...

As always great dragons blood. My second batch. Great quality. I would recommend the seller.

Jaren (Ashburn, US)
Fast shipping, quality product, thank you...

Fast shipping, quality product, thank you so much

Penelope (Ashburn, US)
Lovely product, and Dan and his team are w...

Lovely product, and Dan and his team are wonderful to order from! They often include a gift. This time it was aloeswood, which was greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Ashlynn (Ashburn, US)
Great product. Fast delivery. I would reco...

Great product. Fast delivery. I would recommend the seller I bought dragons blood powder. I absolutely love it.

Ashlynn (Ashburn, US)
Absolutely would recommend the seller. Dra...

Absolutely would recommend the seller. Dragons blood powder. Burns smooth nice aroma.