Opoponax Essential Oil
- Specification Documents
It has a branching stem growing about 1 to 3 feet high, thick and rough near the base. Leaves pinnate, with long petioles and large serrate leaflets, the terminal one cordite, the rest deficient at the base, hairy underneath. The oleo resin is procured by cutting into the stem at the base. When sun-dried, the juice that exudes forms the opoponax essential oil of commerce. A warm climate is necessary to produce an oleo gum resin of the first quality. For this reason, the oil from France is deemed inferior. In commerce it is sometimes found in tears, but usually in small, irregular pieces.
This information provided is for educational purposes only Botanical Name Commiphora Erythraea Origin Somalia Family Burseraceae Plant Part Crude Resin Extraction Steam Distillation Note Middle Colour Yellow to Light Red Consistency Thin Scent Opoponax has a bittersweet undertone with some herbaceousness. Blends With Frankincense, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Oak Moss, Cypress, Juniper, Mandarin, Geranium, Patchouli, Thyme, Mints, Lavender, Pine and Spices.
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
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