More about Pine Resin (Pinus Sylvestris)
Pine Resin is collected from Pinus sylvestris. It belongs to a family of evergreen conifers that include about 90 species that grow in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. This pine grows to a height of 30 meters or more in the northern forests of Europe and is native from Western Europe to Siberia.
It has a flat crown and a reddish-brown deeply fissured bark, needle-like gray-green leaves that grow in pairs, orange-yellow flowers and pointed brown cones. Pine is in leaf all year, flowers in May, and the seeds ripen from March to June.
Pine resin, or “Rosin”, also called “Colophony”, is the very viscous substance that’s left over after all the more volatile substances are distilled from the resin, obtained from the trunks of trees.
Rosin is applied to the bows of string instruments like violins. This produces a tacky surface on the bow which, when drawn over the strings, encourages them to resonate and produce sound. Wild harvested in Portugal. For smaller weights please see our Sacred Incense range.