Pine Resin Uses – How to Make Pine Resin?
The pine resin that decorating our homes is often referred to as Red Cedar wood. It has a gorgeous dark reddish-brown color. And how to make the pine resin, it’s here. It’s a naturally occurring product found only in the western United States and parts of South America. In its resin form, the wood looks like ebony wood but it does not have the hardness of ebony.
Also known as Redwood, the pine resin is a very strong adhesive that when applied to a wooden veneer or other material will not allow it to move or be damaged. Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical Latin, Encyclopedia, Vocabulario, Acanthamoeba, and other reference books. Any of the various physically similar polymerized synthetic resins or thermoplastic resins in use today, including thermoplastics, thermoset polymers, polystyrene, epoxy resins, and epoxy polymers that are employed with fillers like veneer and rosin, are derived from the sap of pine trees. The pine trees are killed, stripped, then dried over a period of days to make the various products we use.
All living things need nourishment from the environment around them and pine tree sap provides just that. As a natural resource it is timeless and has an infinite value. I remember as a child, many years ago, walking through the thick forest near my house with my family. As we made our way through the trees, I could feel the life all around us. This was a very powerful experience for me, I felt the essence of this precious natural resource.
Now let’s consider how to make a Pine Resin Stick. In its liquid form, this product is very brittle and it must be wrapped carefully to prevent breakage. I would suggest that you use a heat gun to heat the resin to its usable temperature. Allow to cool to room temperature then flatten and shake off any excess air bubbles. The final step is to place in a protective container, such as a Ziploc bag, to allow it to dry completely.
Another interesting aspect of learning how to make a pine resin wick is that one of the major ingredients, the pine resin, actually serves as a natural preservative. Because pine resin is a liquid, it can easily soak up any organic pollutants or contamination that it comes into contact with. For example, I recently collected some pine litter from a local landfill. When I gathered the materials, I noticed that there were a variety of different types of organisms – tiny organisms, bacteria, even worm, and beetles – living in the pine litter.
After contacting the microbes by scraping the resin off of the dried pine tree bark, I filtered the water through a kitchen strainer to extract the resin solution. I then placed the filtered water into my air cleaner and began to heat it. The resulting greenish-yellow liquid became greenish-black as it took in all the moisture from the air. From there, I simply added a little heat to the mixture, which produced a nice smokey substance that I would call green “blend.”