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Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)

Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)

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Botanical name: Styrax benoin

Other names: gum benjamin tree, loban (in Arabic), kemenyan (in Indonesia and Malaysia), onycha, and Sumatra benzoin tree

Family: Styraceae

Parts used: Resin

Benzoe resin incense is made of the resin from the Styrax benzoin tree, native to Indonesia. The aroma of this resin is sweet and vanilla-like.

Benzoe resin incense has been used for religious and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used it to get rid of evil spirits. In several religions, the resin is used during funerals, to guide the soul of the deceased person to heaven. Reportedly, Benzoe is also a very popular type of incense for séances. Always good to know.

The aroma of Benzoe resin is said to have a calming, soothing effect. It induces feelings of euphoria and helps you to get rid of tension and anger.

This incense resin can be burnt on charcoal discs, also available from our shop.
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