Opoponax Resinoid

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Product Rating: 5/5 (As per 4 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Commiphora erythraea

Plant Part: Resin

Origin: Egypt

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, yellow to reddish liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Opoponax Essential Oil has a warm, spicy aroma with herbaceous notes.

Blends With: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Cypress, Juniper, Mandarin, Geranium, Patchouli, Thyme, Peppermint, Lavender and Pine.

Product Abstract: The Opoponax tree has a branching stem growing about 1 to 3 feet high, which is thick and rough near the base. Its leaves are pinnate, with long petioles and large serrate leaflets. The oleoresin is obtained by cutting into the stem at the base. The juice that exudes dries in the sun and forms the resin from which the Essential Oil is obtained. Though it is sometimes found in tears, it is more usually seen in small, irregular pieces. It is then cleaned and processed by solvent extraction to produce the thick, resinous oil. A cousin of Myrrh, Opoponax has been a component of incense and perfume since biblical times and is more likely the Myrrh spoken of in The Song of Solomon; but unlike Myrrh, Opoponax has a sweeter, softer and longer lasting aroma, very different from the sharp freshness of Myrrh Oil. Also known as Sweet Myrrh, it is commonly used in Chinese medicine.

Cautions: This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
To me this smells like a mixture of myrrh and frankincense. It is milder and sweeter than Frank, but stronger than Myrrh alone. It's very relaxing

By: Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015

Rating: Star
I tend to love resins, so bought this to try. It's quite nice, like a mild, sweet version of Frankincense or a cross between Frank and Myrrh. I imagine it will make blends more complex. It is quite similar to Palo Santo, which is also like a milder, sweeter Carterii Frankincense. I probably would use them interchangeably to ground citruses, and also in skin care (anti-aging).

By: Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015

Rating: Star
wonderful EO! i use a few drops in the bath as part of a PMS / menstrual cramp blend ( + palmarosa + geranium). it works wonders. incredibly soothing scent, as well as very effective antispasmodic.

By: Angel, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2010

Rating: Star
I've never smelt something like this opoponax. It's sweet, yet soft.. and sharp at the same time. It has herbacious and medicinal notes. Something is in the smell that reminds me of cellery/cucumber. What an interesting oil! Oponax is used extensively in perfume.

By: Sherif, Scarborough, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2006

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