Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh) Wild Crafted Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Commiphora Guidotti

Country of Origin: Kenya

Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted

Consistency: Thin liquid, yet can be sticky

Method of Extraction: Exudation Resin

Aromatic Description: Sweet, spicy, balsamic, and warm.

Perfumery Note: Base

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Opoponax is a resin from the Myrrh family native to eastern Africa and the Middle East. Opoponax, along with Myrrh, has been a component of incenses, perfumes, insect repellents, and herbal remedies since biblical times. The Egyptians also used myrrh to help preserve their mummies. Opoponax is known as "scented myrrh". It's an excellent fixative for blends or perfumes that use Neroli in the mix. 

Blends well with: Patchouli Dark, Orange Sweet, Lemon, Frankincense, and Sandalwood East Indian

Wild Crafted: This oil is Wild Crafted. Wild Crafted Oils are usually organic but not certified, normally because there is no certifying agency in the area where it is grown. Wild crafted oils are grown wild, without the use of fertilizers or pesticides - grown naturally in areas where the plants are native to the region. Not commercially cultivated.

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