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Onycha (Red Sea)
Onycha - the mysterious ingredient in the biblical incense mixture. Onycha is an ancient Greek word for "Finger Nail".
This is the door membrane of a snail-like mollusk found in the Red Sea and imported from Oman. It is a powerful aromatic "fixative" - fixating all aromatics in a mixture together as one.
The Hebrew word means "aromatic shell". The Red Sea is an isolated warm water pocket of the Indian ocean and is known for its peculiar subspecies of mollusks.
Onycha is used today by master Japanese incense makers, as well as those of India and the Middle East.
Per 1/2 oz. (14 grams) $17.50
Per 1 oz. (28 grams) $30.00
Per 4 oz. (112 grams) $95.00.