The resin of this North African
tree has a fresh, clean smell together with the
typically resinous scent of plant gum.
Sandarac got its name from the Assyrian
words for "as bright as the moon," which actually
refers to a mineral that it resembles. Aristotle
thought it came from bees. Its yellow tears
are especially aromatic when heated, and its scent
is very relaxing. It is often used as a fixative
in woody, pine, or oriental perfumes.
in its association with juniper, it is
appearance, and its scent is of
two completely different aspects--fresh and light
and heavy and dark. I think these two aspects give
it interesting possibilities for use in Moon phase
incense. Also known as gum juniper.
© 2004, 2014 Harold A. Roth;
No reproduction without permission
1 oz. $11.00
Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:
Incense of Saturn, Moon, &