Wild Fen was born out of love and recognition of just how many healing plants we could grow and forage in and around our home in the Fenlands of East Anglia.
Whether it be for medicinal teas, infused oils and balms or making aromatic incense blends, our life long love of nature, evolved into handcrafted creations that celebrated the beauty and magic of the nature around us.
We grow or gather everything that goes into our products and this includes the resin in our incense blends.
Resin is an amazing substance produced by certain trees in response to damage. It has antibacterial properties and acts as a healing plaster that prevents the tree from further damage or infection.
Anyone that has had the pleasure of smelling resin knows it has the most potent scent as well as medicinal properties. It has been gathered and used as incense and medicine for thousands of years.
When gathering resin it is important to take it from the excess areas only, where it has dripped down the tree’s bark and never directly from the wound where it has a vital role in protecting the tree. Always remember that first and foremost, resin is for healing and protecting the tree. Any extra is a blessing.
Resin can be added to a loose incense blend of herbs and barks to increase the burning time of the blend or it can be used on its own, burned on a charcoal disc or used in a resin burner.
We add foraged pine resin to our Botanical and Moon Incense Blends and Cedar resin to our Forest and Sun Incense Blends.