Opoponax gum resin - Commiphora opoponax
- from Somalia. Opoponax, also know as "sweet myrrh" and "bisabol myrrh", has an earthy-sweet, balsam-like, lavender-like fragrance when used as incense.
King Solomon regarded opoponax as one of the "noblest" of all incense gums. Various cultures used opoponax to guard against negative influences, strengthen the senses, and to increase awareness and intuition.
Synonyms: sweet myrrh, bisabol myrrh, Commiphora erythrea
Origin: East Africa
Parts Used: oleo gum resin
Aroma Description: spicy-sweet, slightly floral, woody, balsamic, earthy, with hints of animal and root-like notes
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying, strengthening, creativity
Cosmetic Uses: Perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: none known
Medicinal Attributes: none known
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: spirituality, protection, awareness
Astrological Association: Cancer, Scorpio, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Pisces
Planetary Association: Moon
Season: Summer, Winter
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: Yes
Mixes Well With: amber, basil, benzoin, calamus, cassia, cinnamon, cloves, dammar, dragon's blood, elemi, frankincense, galangal, galbanum, guggul, iris root, juniper, labdanum, lavender, myrrh, oakmoss, onycha, patchouli, rose, sandarac, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, vanilla, etc.
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