Merry Meet :))) Most of us know that we can use white sage to smudge with. Dragon's Blood is another incense often recommended to help with cleansing houses, tools and yourself, as well as to aid with grounding. Ehm? What's dragon's blood? :)))) Clearly they aren't wandering about the area freely so what in the world is dragon's blood made of? That was what I thought when I formally began studying Wicca. The name alone had me curious! :))) Funny enough I never actually looked up what it really was until recently. I just love the smell of it and work with it very frequently.
So what is it? It's actually the resin from the fruit that grows on the Dragon's Blood Tree. The trees are mainly grown in a group of islands in the Indian Ocean known as the Galapagos Islands. It is also found in Yemen. The trees "bleed" a red sap that is called resin. There are many different varieties of Dragon's Blood trees and the resins of each can be used for different medicinal purposes.
The trees have a long history of use. The resin from the trees was used in the first century A.D. as a dye and a medicine. As witches, we use it in our spells to assist with grounding, cleansing, increasing magick, and protection. Dragon's Blood is influenced by Mars and is associated with the element Fire.
Love and Blessings,