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Dracaena cinnabari “Scarlet Tree” Essential Oil Extremely RARE From Yemen- 5ml Also known as Dragon’s Blood, Red Sapous, orScarlet Resin


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Scarlet Tree Essential Oil-5ml  Extremely RARE

Latin Name: Dracaena cinnabari

Cultivation: Wild-Harvested Steam Distilled

Country of Origin: Yemen/Turkey

Aromatic Scent: Astringent, fruity, slight acridity spice with soft notes of sweet cinnamon cassia. 

Color: Thin Deep Red Orange. 

Parts of Plant Used:  Dried Resin /Bark

The Scarlet Tree has a unique and strange appearance, with an upturned, densely-packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella. This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin.

Used for Wounds, Arthritis, Gums and Teeth, Bone Spurs, Diarrhea, etc.  Used as a potential cancer drug by some pharmaceutical companies Check out link research.  Commonly known as Dragon’s Blood*, this is the resinous sap which is also a popular resin to burn for incense in its resin tears or powdered form. Will stain clothing and Skin.

Traditional Folk Medicine used externally to wash and promote the healing of wounds. Sometimes you will find this resin sold as red rock opium and has nothing to do with the opium plant. This essential oil is from both Bark and Resin sap. This oil is a resin that is bright to deep blood red in color. 

Benefits: Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbialAnti-tumor, Anti-viral, Astringent, Collagen Regeneration, Haemostatic, and positive thinking, overcome shyness, become a peacemaker, have courage, and strength.

Used as an aid in scarring recovery for burns and is used on Kambo application. A wondrous broad-spectrum gift from the blood of the trees to the peoples of the World!  See this article Dragon’s Blood Sap below reference links. As Storage Medium For Avulsed Teeth: In Vitro Study Of Cell Viability – PubMed (

This Tree symbolizes strength, protection, covering, warm healing, and purification. Most likely this red tree bark, resin/sap was used to create the scarlet dye in garments in the middle east. This tree can grow both in tropical and desert climates.

Historical Scholars, tells us the color vermilion found in the Bible is known as scarlet or crimson was made from a sap named cinnabari often referred to as scarlet resin or tree. After it was harvested and was crushed, it produced a bright red powder that was used to create this pigment. Quantities of this resin are known only to exist in Yemen, but other species of trees are found in countries such as China, Peru, Egypt and Spain that produce same res in color.

Rahab may have used this resin to dye her scarf or cord red that hung outside her window as a signal for the spies to save her as they had promised.

There is a midrash that says that it was from a tree a red sap resin was used to dye the garments red which was used in the Temple. This same liquid sap (not essential oil) can turn white when rubbed into the skin. We are told in the Biblical texts to dye garments red and that sin is scarlet made white.

Bible texts of Inspiration:

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, and let us reason together,”

Says the L-rd,

“Though your sins are as scarlet,

They will be as white as snow;

Though they are red like crimson,

They will be like wool.

The blessing we read over the Mother of the home who is called Eshet Chayil (Woman of G-d a Woman of Valor) we read:

Proverbs 31:21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household,

For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

There are texts which do possibly allude to this resin or tree called Scarlet. Some commentaries say this refers to scarlet yarn but it is implied and adding to the text. The texts only say ” Scarlet” or “the scarlet,” not scarlet yarn which is not in the texts anywhere, neither is there the word for “bound – קשר”  or  “string/cord/thread  חוּט” in the text to indicate it was yarn.

Leviticus 14:4 | Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedarwood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

Leviticus 14:6 | As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedarwood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:

Leviticus 14:49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedarwood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

Leviticus 14:51 | And he shall take the cedarwood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:

Leviticus 14:52 | And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedarwood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:

Numbers 19:6 | And the priest shall take cedarwood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

The word used for scarlet in these verses is שְׁנִי and reading from an old Hebrew Lexicon First Publication in 1875 by Asher Publishers in London says this scarlet was used in purification ceremony and it is of plant material.  The old Lexicon is “A Compendious and Complete Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to The Old Testament” by Davies, Benjamin. Later Revised in 1880 by Edward C. Mitchell Published by Warren F. Draper, Andover, and these versions were later changed to red thread. 

There are some secular scholars’ of Bible commentaries that say it is possible these text are referring to the stone Cinnabar which was used in ancient times in China and Egypt as dye. However, this stone is quite toxic with mercury. In the middle east it would make more sense it is the resin or branch from the Scarlet tree Dracaena cinnabari from Yemen.

How to Use

Add to a carrier oil and apply to skincare products to promote regeneration and tone the skin or add a few drops in a carrier oil and add to a bath for overall inflammation reducer. Can be used for tightening gums, tummy rub for digestive issues. Add a few drops to a locket diffuser for inhalation therapy. Applied to burns to promote less scarring & healing.

Our Essential Oil is harvested from only a reliable and sustainable source. This tree is protected much like Sandalwood Mysore, Rosewood. Palo Santo and Several species of Frankincense trees. Currently, the tree is listed by the IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) as “vulnerable” due to over-maturity, not over-harvesting. This is why it is important for us to buy only from a reliable sustainable source that cares for the trees properly. See more at the link below in references.

*This essential oil is not to be confused with commonly found synthetic fragrance oil called Dragon’s Blood oil.* This one is not the same as   Our Scarlet Abs-Croton lechleri Essential Oil  or Scarlet Resin Sap which has no aroma more like a _______________________________________________________________________________________________


Great scientific paper and research  In-vitro Anti-Cancer Activity of Extracts Dracaen Cinnabari Balf. F Resin from Socotra Island in Yemen Republic (

Journal of Ethnopharmacology 115 (2008) 361–380 (

(PDF) Dragon’s blood tree – Threatened by overmaturity, not by extinction: Dynamics of a Dracaena cinnabari woodland in the mountains of Soqotra (

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *

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