A fascinating natural compound, aloeswood is produced when a particular fungus colonizes the knot of an evergreen tree. The tree’s immune response includes the production of this splendid resin. The resin incorporates itself into the tree's heartwood, turning into this dark, dense, infinitely precious substance. This herbal treasure has Jupiter energies, so it is immensely useful in ceremonial magick that involves enchantments of dignity and power, spells for dealing justly with enemies, or blessings of protection. Its functions also include an aphrodesiac nature excellent for love and passion spells.
Aloeswood is found in Chinese and Ayurvedic medical traditions and has a number of names, including agar, agarwood, oud, gaharu, and jinko. Its aroma is complex, pleasing, and difficult to compare to other scents – but distinctly rich and lovely. Aloeswood is mentioned frequently in the Sanskrit Vedas and appears in a number of travelogues dating back to the third century, which describe the merits of the exquisite substance that could be taken from the trees in the mountains of central Vietnam.
This is a pure whole resin which is sold in chunks, irregularly shaped as they come from the tree or plant that provides this earthly bounty. These can be ground, broken, and re-sorted, or burned as they are over red-hot charcoals – so they're both the most natural-feeling and the most versatile choice.
All resins from Keys of Paradise™ are as fresh, as responsibly gathered, and as well-priced as we could possibly find them. We import them directly, cutting out the middleman, bringing sweet and powerful resins at superior prices to magickal practitioners and religious or ceremonial users in the United States and United Kingdom. Contact us if you wish to order in bulk.