Opoponax Absolute-Commiphora Guidotti-For perfume and incense- All Natural-An artisanal small-batch product

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Also referred to as Opoponax resin Absolute, this is a richly fragrant semi-pourable, translucent liquid which presents all the aromatic compounds present in Opoponax ie: the fragrance of both the essential oil and the resin of Commiphora Guidotti. I make it in a single-solvent process using only food grade alcohol and no harsh chemical solvents. …

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Also referred to as Opoponax resin Absolute, this is a richly fragrant semi-pourable, translucent liquid which presents all the aromatic compounds present in Opoponax ie: the fragrance of both the essential oil and the resin of Commiphora Guidotti. I make it in a single-solvent process using only food grade alcohol and no harsh chemical solvents.

Using 95% alcohol, fresh Opoponax is macerated, the resin and essential oils dissolved, then filtered to remove all the odourless water-soluble gum compounds. this creates an intense aromatic liquid that not only contains the essential oil of Opoponax but delivers the non-volatile fragrant resin fraction which is lost in the distillation process.

It possesses a vivacious, complex, tenacious, herbaceous, sweet, earthy, and dry woody fragrance with notes of moss, licorice, molasses and hints of citrus. It is true to the odour of the fresh Opoponax oleoresin.

With a clear amber colour, it is translucent enough to be incorporated in perfume work and makes an interesting addition as a binder or aromatic component in compound incense formulas. In perfume, it acts as a fixative for more fleeting scents and brings a vibrant base/heart note to compositions.

Since Opoponax contains only alcohol and water-soluble compounds and no wax, (as do aromatic flowers which are most often processed into absolutes), there is no need to perform a two-stage solvent extraction using harsh chemicals such as Hexane or Toluene. For this reason, this single-stage extraction is called by some a “Resin Absolute”.
Due to its lack of water-soluble gum, it burns clean and sweet on the charcoal without charring.

Mentioned numerous times in the Old Testament, Opoponax, also known as “Scented Myrrh” or “Sweet” Myrrh” has a long and distinguished history of use as traditional medicine and an incense/perfume ingredient.

The name Myrrh is rooted in The Aramaic word for bitter. Mar, Mor, מר or מור, in Hebrew. It lives up to its name with a wonderfully rich, stimulating and very palatable bitterness. Some associate this with the names Mary, (Mar-Yam), Miriam, Maria, meaning the bitter of the sea, the froth of the sea. The name of the Goddess Aphrodite is also thought to mean “risen from the froth of the sea”.

The Myrrh family is ruled Astrologically by the Moon and considered to be of a feminine nature and has an affinity with bodies of water, ebb and flow and especially in facilitating movement in the fluid and circulatory systems of our body ( Frankincense is ruled by the Sun).

Dan

Additional information

Weight 300 kg
Dimensions 50 × 40 × 40 cm
materials

Foodgrade alcohol, Fresh opoponax resin

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres

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  1. Treva Dickens

    Treva Dickens

    Fast shipping, great products, thanks so much!

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  2. Lysanne Koss

    Lysanne Koss

    nice sweet musky smell. this gave my perfume exactly what it needed, I highly recommend buying this if your a fan of musky scents

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  3. Mollie DuBuque

    Mollie DuBuque

    Thank you! Great quality product.

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  4. Holden Kerluke

    Holden Kerluke

    Great shop, good service. Thank you.

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    Bruce Kautzer

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  6. Sandrine Hermann

    Sandrine Hermann

    Order came on time. And best of all smelled absolutely wonderful. Pourable and pretty easy to work with.

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  7. Monserrate Lakin

    Monserrate Lakin

    this is great, just what i needed

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  8. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    I love this absolute. The scent is amazing!

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  9. Danyka Treutel

    Danyka Treutel

    An absolutely beautiful extraction. Pure opoponax on the coal with none of the char. Dan delivers amazing products.

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  10. Sedrick Turcotte

    Sedrick Turcotte

    This has so many different facets to it all at once. It's woody, a tad floral, a tad citrus, deep and earthy but smooth and not overpowering. It may be exactly what a blend I'm working on right now needs. Like everything Dan offers, this absolute is just amazing. So glad I have it! Thank you Dan!

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