Many people become skeptical when they see or hear the term “dragon’s blood.” They think it refers to some fire-breathing mythical beast or even one of the final episodes of Game of Thrones. However, dragon's blood is actually a real thing and it's been used for thousands of years. So, if dragon’s blood is not the blood from an actual dragon, then what is it?
Dragon’s blood is a natural plant resin. It’s dark red in color, which is part of what gives dragon’s blood its name, forms naturally from the berries of the cinnabar tree. To extract the resin, it is either rubbed off by hand, or exposed to steam to cause it to fall off. The plant resin was formerly ascribed cure-all properties, though this is not the case anymore. It was once thought to speed wound healing, and some healers used it for respiratory issues.
You can find dragon's blood in many different forms. It can come in incense sticks, powder, and resin to name a few. Dragon’s blood can also be refined into an essential oil, which is useful for working with stones, crystals and sage. Plain dragon’s blood oil can also be used on your wrists or the wicks of candles to enhance power generally.
Dragon's Blood smells sweet and soft, slightly amber-like but more natural and less sticky/sweet smelling than common amber. It is extremely rich and can do an excellent job setting a calming mood or enhancing a space.
Dragon’s blood is a powerfully symbiotic substance that can be used to enhance almost any spiritual ritual. By adding dragon’s blood, either as an incense, in lump form, or an oil, to an existing blend, the potency of all ingredients is increased.