Sandarac (pronounced 'SANduhrack') is  resin from a cypress-like bush that grows in the Atlas mountains. The scent is delicate, mild, and slightly balsamic.  The resin, which is the dried tree-sap, has been used as an incense for over a thousand years, even though it gives off relatively little aroma. 

   Like all gums/resins, sandarac is burned loose on charcoals, a pinch at a time (see how-to video).  Also like most gums / resins, it is not attributed with a particular magical property. It can be burned on its own and smells wonderful.  If it is used in a magical incense recipe, it provides a base for the herbs, oils and woods which are added to it.

30 ml jar.

Sandarac (incense resin)