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Sandalwood Dragon - To awaken the senses

$18.00

This is incense to awaken the senses, bringing the sacred purity of Raw Camphor (Dryobalanops aromatica) and the beauty of fine heartwood Sandalwood (Tamil Nadu) They are blended with Lawudo incense from Nepal and Carterii Frankincense and Kua Crimson Myrrh   -

Together they create an aroma to enliven creativity and ease depression.

 

 

On Borneol Camphor:

In China Camphor is known as Dragon Brain, a very apt description. Borneol camphor used in this blend is the finest from Japan. Natural straw-colored, semi-translucent crystals are collected from fissures in the trunk of the magnificent evergreen camphor trees which grow to over 130 feet (40-50m). These trees are considered holy by the Chinese and provide us with the gift of its crystalline resin.  The crystals are found inside some old trees, whereas other trees produce only oil. The crystals result from the oxidation and solidification of camphor oil (Janse 1909). As the formation of camphor only occurs in some trees, it is quite difficult to find. Camphor seems to have been produced in a sustainable way for over 10 centuries. Accounts from the beginning of the 20th century mention that, in Malaysia, shamans were in charge of finding camphor-containing trees through divination; only a secret language could be used when cutting the tree (Skeat 1900). Only the very old trees were cut and small quantities were traded at a very high price for medicinal use. Marco Polo mentioned the great Camphor trees being exported from Sumatra and Johore to the Middle East since at least the 6th Century AD. Description: Natural straw-colored, semi-translucent crystals are collected from fissures in the trunk of the magnificent evergreen camphor trees which grow to over 130 feet (40-50m). These trees are considered holy by the Chinese and provide us with the gift of its crystalline resin. Some crystals are later refined to the white color pictured. The crystals are found inside some old trees, whereas other trees produce only oil. The crystals result from the oxidation and solidification of camphor oil (Janse 1909). As the formation of camphor only occurs in some trees, it is quite difficult to find. Camphor seems to have been produced in a sustainable way for over 10 centuries. Accounts from the beginning of the 20th century mention that, in Malaysia, shamans were in charge of finding camphor-containing trees through divination; only a secret language could be used when cutting the tree (Skeat 1900). Only the very old trees were cut and small quantities were traded at a very high price for medicinal use. Marco Polo mentioned the great Camphor trees being exported from Sumatra and Johore to the Middle East since at least the 6th Century

 

A half-ounce of  Sandalwood Dragon comes in a lovely reusable tin. We recommend using it on the Golden Lotus Heater.

 

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