Benzoin Resin - Sumatra

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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.

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  • 5

    Posted by Moses on Nov 12th 2023

    Really pleasant aroma, quality material!

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    Posted by Jay on Mar 24th 2023

    Nice size tears of resin. The aroma is citrusy and woodsy without being too sweet, a refreshing scent which lingers nicely. Excellent value.

  • 5

    Posted by Donna Schroer on Jan 7th 2023

    The product was of great quality and delivered quickly.

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    Posted by John on Aug 16th 2022

    A trusted seller of fine resins and woods. I have used and ordered this Benzoin resin previously.

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    Posted by Mark Grillo on May 1st 2021

    This is the same, fine-quality styrax/smyrna that we used at Catholic Seminary. It has a rich, warm vanillin and mildly spicy fragrance that is very comforting, that helps establish a calmly solemn atmosphere for prayer.

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    Posted by Raven on Mar 24th 2021

    I love this company and their products so much! Always high quality and such great kind, efficient and generous customer service! Highly recommend!

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    Posted by Debra Terrell on Jul 10th 2020

    Huge chunks! Wonderful scent. Really ups the game on home made incense blends. Brings a very mellow tone, with a bit of vanilla.

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    Posted by Marianna Koytsan on Apr 21st 2020

    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!

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    Posted by Phillip on Aug 2nd 2019

    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.