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Benzoin Resin (Styrax benzoin) - Sumatra

Scents of Earth
$5.10

Benzion (Styrax benzoin) from Sumatra is a smooth balsam resin with a floral background. Benzoin is a common ingredient in incense-making and perfumery because of its vanilla aroma and fixative properties. Gum benzoin is a major component of the type of church incense used in Russia and some other Orthodox Christian societies.

Most benzoin is used in Arab Gulf countries and India, where it is burned on charcoal as an incense. It is also used in the production of Bakhoor (scented wood chips) as well as various mixed resin incense in Middle Eastern countries and the Horn of Africa. Benzoin resin is also used in blended types of Japanese, Indian and Chinese incense and Papier d'Arménie as well as incense sticks. When called sambrani or sambraani, it is a popular Indian incense used to scent and treat hair and prevent infections. It has relaxant and sedative properties, helping to relieve anxiety and stress. It is uplifting, soothing, warming, helps to overcome depression and restore confidence, dispels anger, and clears the head. It may help bring the nervous system to normal.

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Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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Benzion (Styrax benzoin) from Sumatra is a smooth balsam resin with a floral background. Benzoin is a common ingredient in incense-making and perfumery because of its vanilla aroma and fixative properties. Gum benzoin is a major component of the type of church incense used in Russia and some other Orthodox Christian societies.

Most benzoin is used in Arab Gulf countries and India, where it is burned on charcoal as an incense. It is also used in the production of Bakhoor (scented wood chips) as well as various mixed resin incense in Middle Eastern countries and the Horn of Africa. Benzoin resin is also used in blended types of Japanese, Indian and Chinese incense and Papier d'Arménie as well as incense sticks. When called sambrani or sambraani, it is a popular Indian incense used to scent and treat hair and prevent infections. It has relaxant and sedative properties, helping to relieve anxiety and stress. It is uplifting, soothing, warming, helps to overcome depression and restore confidence, dispels anger, and clears the head. It may help bring the nervous system to normal.

Looking for Benzoin essential oil? Click here.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

Reviews (2)

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Just wanted to say thank you for the resins that ordered. They arrived in 2 business days, really fast. As soon as i started to unpack the box I could smell the aroma of resins. So far I tried Benzoin Resin (Sumatra) which is really soothing and calming. Also the quality of the resin is really good, I just love the smoothness of the aroma that is coming from it. Wholeness!
Posted by Marianna Koytsan on Apr 21st 2020

SHOCKINGLY sweet smelling stuff which creates an atmosphere of relaxation and calm. I get a vanilla like scent from it, but overall its got a desserty smell to me. I can't quite describe it properly, but very rich, robust and of-course SUPER SWEET smell.
Posted by Phillip on Aug 2nd 2019