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Sweet Myrrh - Opoponax

Sweet Myrrh - Opoponax

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1 oz. package.

Commiphora guidotti

Sweet Opoponax, also known as red myrrh, or sweet myrrh, product of Kenya.

A cousin of myrrh (Commiphora myrra), opoponax, what is commonly known as sweet myrrh, is a natural oleo-gum-resin with a unique warm-balsamic, sweet, and honey-like aroma.  The resin has been an acclaimed component of incense and perfumes since Biblical times. It has a dark red color and is often burned to release its calming and earthy scent.

Harvested like frankincense and "bitter" myrrh (that is, by scarring the tree and collecting the resin), opoponax can be used in all applications where bitter myrrh would be used - in consecration, purification, and other applications involving incense or oils.  You can also use opoponax in perfumery as a fixative, 

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Picture is for example only. Your purchase will include resin rocks of various sizes and colors. The dime is included to give you a sense of the size of the resin rocks. Dime not included in your purchase.