Benzoin Absolute (Styrax tonkinensis) - Thailand

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We're pleased to offer a lovely benzoin (Styrax tonkinensis) absolute from Siam (Thailand). It is extracted from the balsamic resin of the tree and even with the addition of 50% ethanol, the material is quite thick and sticky. The scent is a pleasant, delicate, sweet balsamic with a distinct vanilla fragrance.

It blends well with frankincense, myrrh, opoponax, cinnamon, calamus, vetiver and more. Also known in many circles as "onycha oil" as described in the Bible, but is not made from onycha, the snail-like mollusk from the Red Sea.

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