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Pine Resin

This Blog entry, is about Pine Resin. Traditional uses, benefits and my personal, uneducated, empathic take.
Pine resin is a sticky substance produced from different species of pine trees. This is a natural secretion that occurs when the bark of the tree is damaged, and as a result, a substance is created that protects the tree from the penetration of pests.

Historically, pine resin has been used by indigenous cultures around the world for medicinal, practical and spiritual purposes. In traditional medicine, pine resin was often used as an ointment to heal wounds, cuts and minor skin irritations due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed to help speed up the healing process and provide protection against infections. I like to make a beeswax-based paste from the resin that helps to fuse cuts.

Beyond its practical uses, pine resin had cultural and spiritual significance in many ancient ceremonies. Some cultures burned pine resin as incense during sacred ceremonies to purify the air and create a spiritual atmosphere. It was believed that the aromatic smell of burning pine resin cleanses and protects the environment, and enhances the connection to the divine.
And on a personal note...
Pine resin was one of the first ingredients I got to collect for incense. The first incenses I made contained pine resin that I collected in the forest, here in the country. Unfortunately today it no longer happens as I would like it to happen but when I was in Mexico I happened to be in two stunning and generous pine forests and I collected a nice amount of resin. In the second forest I went for a walk and I never imagined that I would get lost and find a huge amount of resin. Fortunately, I found a box that I could fill and when I finally found the road and was able to stop a car that would take me to the village where I was staying - my hands were so black and sticky that it was unpleasant for me to open the door myself and I tried very hard not to touch anything...
馃槀馃槀馃槀 It was worth it.
One of my favorite scents. Strengthens, warms, disinfects, unifies.
What do you do with pine resin?

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