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Ivy Resin-Hedera canariensis-an exotic aroma

Product Description

Ivy Resin-Gummiresina Hederae. This aromatic resin was collected from Hedera canariensis Ivy vines of North Africa.

It is a very unusual and rarely found aromatic resin that can provide perfumers and incense makers with
an excellent natural “Green” note.

Please note that all fresh parts of all plants in the Ivy family contain toxins that can cause contact dermatitis.
Though I have heard of no one reacting to contact with this resin, it is always best to proceed with caution.
Somewhere, someone will have a reaction to every natural product and material.
Please keep this information in mind and treat this material with caution and respect.

Ivy resin has a beautiful, intense, complex and rich Green aroma. Even though it is bitter and slightly acrid, it possesses soft sweet caramel-confection notes and lovely light florals hovering in the wings.
It has a very pleasant and enchanting aroma raw, in a perfume tincture and when burned on the coal.

Packaged in a reusable metal tin that will keep your resin treasure fresh and aromatic for an extended period of time.

The Ive vine is an ancient symbol often banned from use by the church due to its extensive use by pagan cultures.

Ivy is dedicated to the Gods Osiris, Bacchus and Dionysus.

Ivy is a symbol of fidelity, devotion, commitment, longevity and tenacity.

Ivy resin, Hedera canariensis grows natively in North Africa through Turkey and Iran.

We had to process this resin extensively before packaging it by freezing, crushing, sifting and manually separating the abundance of tiny pieces of plastic bag that were mixed into the resin. (At room temperature, this material is extremely sticky!!)

These bits of bags indicate to me, that the Ivy resin is collected in very small amounts by multiple collectors and it is not commercially grown or harvested.

I don’t know if I will be able to get more of this unique material so get it while you can.

It may be difficult to remove your Ivy resin from the plastic wrapper. My workaround is to place the bag in the fridge or freezer for 15-30 minutes before attempting to separate it from its package. After chilling, it will detach with ease and without leaving any material stuck to the wrapper.


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