Botanical Name: Commiphora Erythraea
The Opoponax tree has a branching stem growing about 1 to 3 feet high, which is thick and rough near the base. Its leaves are pinnate, with long petioles and large serrate leaflets. The oleoresin is obtained by cutting into the stem at the base. The juice that exudes dries in the sun is the resin from which the Essential Oil is obtained. Though it is sometimes found in tears, it is more usually seen in small, irregular pieces. A cousin of Myrrh, Opoponax is most likely the Myrrh spoken of in The Song of Solomon. Unlike Myrrh, this has a sweeter, softer and longer lasting aroma, very different from the sharp freshness of Myrrh Oil. Also known as Sweet Myrrh, it is commonly used in Chinese medicine, it has been a component of incense and perfumes since biblical times.
Opoponax Essential Oil has a bittersweet undertone with spicy herbaceous notes.
Glass bottle with tamper proof closure and removable dripper 20ml