Opopanax has a resinous, warm, deep aroma that is strong and lasting. It is known for muscle-relaxing properties. It also reduces stress and anxiety. Because its action is drying, it is effective against mucus, especially deep in the lungs. It is drying for the intestines as well, and can help the body deal with diarrhea. Recommended in cases of colds, flu, sore throat and wet coughs. Excellent as an insect repellent. Opopanax is emotionally grounding and used to bring the body’s energy down. The resins are collected by nomadic tribes that have been working with resins for many generations.
|Country of Origin||Ethiopia|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
|Plant Part(s)||Resin / Gum|
Emotional and Energetic Qualities
Supports meditation and inner unity
Grounds, calms, warms
Fosters opening on an energetic level
Sedates and restores
Non-toxic and generally non-irritating, but may cause sensitization and skin irritation in some people. Caution against using it on children under 2 years, and hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin. IFRA (International Fragrance Association) used to claim that Opoponax was phototoxic. Tisserand states that recently, IFRA has dropped the idea of Opopanax being phototoxic.
The suggested shelf life is 3-4 years.
|Batch Number||Distillation Date|