A light, white resin with a milky finish, which emits a light lemony scent when burnt. In the Malaysian language, the word ‘Dammar’ means light and is a reference to the light fracturing quality of this resin. It also describes its ethereal nature. It is used to dispel the demons of depression and bring light to the depth of the soul. In Malaysia it is used for healing and protection and to get in touch with the light beings.
Since people first came together to honour the Gods and spirits of nature they used gums, resins and fragrant herbs to bring them closer to the divine beings and to give fragrant wings to their prayers. Every culture has their own sacred herbs that are particular to its region, yet, precious incense herbs and gums have also always been traded far beyond their country of origin.