4 oz. yellow bees wax
4 oz. dark chunk resin
8 oz. pure lard (no salt)
1 oz. oil of spike (dark preferred)
Heat, not boil, the first 3 ingredients. Stir well to mix. Cool. While still warm, add the oil of spike, mix thoroughly.
NOTE: This recipe was handed down to my paternal Great Grandmother by the Indians who were very good to them. A notation said it was very good for infections. The date would have been around 1800.
Oil of Spike Lavender – Patina Black
Dragon’s Blood Resin (Gold Seal) – Daemonorops draco – from Indonesia.
Dragon’s blood resin creates a very strong herbal and spicy fragrance. It’s considered to be cleansing and as such, has been added in small amounts to Frankincense mixtures used in churches.
Dragon’s blood is a deep red, shiny resin used in incense burning. The fruit of the tree is covered with scales. The resin seeps out between the scales, is collected, cleansed and then melted.
Dragon’s blood resin has been used for thousands of years in India as part of their rituals.
Note: For those wishing an entire gold seal ball of resin each weighs approximately ten(10) ounces and thus your order must be for 10 oz. or more.
Synonyms: Sanguis draconis, Calamus draconus
Origin: Southeast Asia; Indonesia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Moluccan Islands
Parts Used: resin
Aroma Description: strong, spicy, herbaceous
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying, strengthening, meditation, love
Cosmetic Uses: sometimes used for coloring creams, lotions, etc.
Culinary Uses: none known
Medicinal Attributes: astringent for diarrhea, antibacterial, used to treat wounds and invigorate the blood
Element Association: Fire
Magical Associations: protection, courage
Astrological Association: Sagittarius, Aries, Scorpio
Planetary Association: Mars
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: None known
Mixes Well With: benzoin, clove, frankincense, guggul, musk seeds, myrrh, opoponax, patchouli, sandalwood, thyme, etc. Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional. Available in powdered, chunks, or whole resin ball with seal. Each whole resin ball is approximately 12 ounces/336 grams.
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I’m looking at a very old recipe card with this same exact recipe. It was also handed down through my family from my great grandmother, who could’ve received from it the Dakota tribes. (My family is from Southern MN.) I have never seen this made outside of my family, and my great grandmother was the only person who successfully made it. My Aunt and Mother both tried and ended up with more runny goo than the salve my great grand mother had always made. Is there a reason the salve would be runny? I’ve seen Oil Spike that ranges from inexpensive to mid-range to pharma-grade. Could low quality ingredients be the cause of runny salve?
Amanda Mary (Mary) said:
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. My mothers family belong to a Canadian Indian tribe, is there a connection?. Always use the very best quality ingredients, and too much liquid ingredient was the problem. My recipe works every time. But cannabis oil is a firm favorite of mine, I am sure your family know this already. click on older posts to see more
L&L (Love and Light) Mary