Opoponax Essential Oil (Egypt)



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Botanical Name: Commiphora erythraea

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: Egypt

Description: The Opoponax tree has a branching stem growing about 1 to 3 feet high, thick and rough near the base. Leaves are pinnate, with long petioles and large serrate leaflets, the terminal one cordite, the rest deficient at the base, hairy underneath. The oleoresin is procured by cutting into the stem at the base. When sun-dried, the juice that exudes forms the Opoponax Essential Oil. In commerce it is sometimes found in tears, but usually in small,  irregular pieces.

Blends well with:  Frankincense, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Cypress, Juniper, Mandarin, Geranium, Patchouli, Thyme, Peppermint, Lavender, and Pine.

Aromatic Scent: Opoponax Essential Oil has a bittersweet undertone with herbaceous notes.

Orders will be processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of receipt. Delivery time may vary depending on destination of the order. Because we use ground service for our deliveries, orders shipped to the west coast may take several days.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cat Lemay (Winnipeg)
I love opoponax!!

So I bought this because the name is fun to say, but it turns out I also love the smell, almost as much as benzoin!

JoAnne Davis
All of Botanic Universe's Essential Oils

I simply cannot review just the Opoponax. I have restocked many of my oils recently and in larger amounts through Botanic Universe. I am absolutely thrilled with everything that I have purchased. Over the years have purchased through a number of suppliers and have found some to be better than others but the oils from Botanic Universe are exceptional. I don't know how else to explain it other than the scents are fresh, clear and clean. I am able to blend with confidence that the blends will be as subtle or zesty as I want because the oils are so deliciously true. As an aside I have never smelled a Palo Santo as rich and succulent without being cloying.

Caroline T (St. Catharines)
Opoponax Essential Oil

Can't wait to use this in my perfume-making! It smells so nice.