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Description

BENZOIN SUMATRA

STYRAX BENZOIN

ORIGIN: INDONESIA - SUMATRA

THE SUMATRA BENZOIN IS A RESIN EXTRACTED FROM PLANTS STYRAX BENZOIN PRESENT THE INDONESIAN ISLAND OF SUMATRA, FROM WHICH IT TAKES ITS NAME. ITS AROMA IS SWEET, WITH SPICY NOTES.

AROMA       

SWEET, WITH SPICY NOTES. LESS ACID FRAGRANCE THAN SIAM BENZOIN WITHOUT THE ALMOND AROMA.

HISTORY AND TRADITION        

IN ANCIENT TRADITIONS IT WAS USED IN THE FUMIGATION FOR ITS RELAXING EFFECT.

INFORMATION      

THE SUMATRA BENZOIN IS A RESIN EXTRACTED FROM PLANTS STYRAX BENZOIN PRESENT THE INDONESIAN ISLAND OF SUMATRA, FROM WHICH IT TAKES ITS NAME.

IT IS OFTEN USED IN THE MIXTURES.

BENZOIN RESIN IS A COMMON INGREDIENT IN INCENSE-MAKING AND PERFUMERY BECAUSE OF ITS SWEET VANILLA-LIKE 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, AS WELL AS WESTERN CATHOLIC CHURCHES.

BENJOIN SUMATRA IS A GREY AND YELLOW-REDDISH NATURAL RESIN.

THE RESIN HAS A VERY SWEET SCENT, GIVING OFF AN AROMA STRONGLY REMINISCENT OF VANILLA.

THE GRANULES ARE OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT GUM TREES THAT BELONG TO THE GENUS STYRAX, IN PARTICULAR THE STYRAX BENZOIN.

THIS TREE ORIGINATES FROM SUMATRA, INDONESIA’S FIFTH LARGEST ISLAND.

BENJOIN SUMATRA PEASIZE IS AN RESIN MEANT FOR USE IN RITUALS.

BURNING NATURAL RESIN IS A RICH SENSORY EXPERIENCE AND IT SHOULD PREFERABLY BE BURNED ON CHARCOAL TABS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR RESIN BURNING.

THIS RESIN SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A FOOD ADDITIVE OR FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES.