Pinus tree gum
Have you noticed, while walking among pine or other evergreens, that some trees exude a sticky substance? This is pine resin and is produced as a healing and protective measure when a tree is wounded. The pine resin is antimicrobial and works to protect the plant from disease. Those same components can help to fight bacteria and fungus on our bodies, as well, making pine resin a great item for your home first aid kit.
Pine resin is gaining widespread attention in the zero waste community for its use when making homemade beeswax wraps. The resin adds pliability and tackiness to your homemade wrap, making it easier to adhere with less heat.
Want to make your own beeswax wraps using pine resin? Here's a great blog article on how to!
NOTE: Our pine resin is multi-consistency - it arrives to us in large chunks and we break it down as best we can. Your order may contain small, medium or large chunks along with powder. We are unable to custom select a specific size or consistency of resin for orders.
- Typical Preparations
- Contraindications / Safety
- No known precautions
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.