Grass tree resin 100g

$12.00

This resin was gathered with no damage to the plants. Native grass trees (Xanthorrhoea australia) exudes this resin when after natural damage or fire. The melted resin makes a hard but brittle glue.

Traditional uses were as a glue for attaching spear heads to handles and mending holes in coolamons. It can also be used in incense and as a base for varnish and polish.

5 in stock

Description

This resin was gathered with no damage to the plants. Native grass trees (Xanthorrhoea australia) exudes this resin after natural damage or fire. The melted resin makes a hard but brittle glue.

Traditional uses were as a glue for attaching spear heads to handles and mending holes in wooden coolamons. It can also be used in incense and as a base for varnish and polish.

To make the glue you melt it and add a fine plant material to stop the finished glue being so brittle. Traditionally the resin was melted on stones next to a fire, then adding dried kangaroo or possum poo, but you can use sawdust. It sets again as it cools.

This listing is for 100g. The amount in the picture is 100g.

Uses:

  • Incense. The aroma is quite acrid though.
  • Glue
  • Mending holes in wooden bowls
  • Attaching crystals to wands

Not edible

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