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Opopanax resin is also known as ‘sweet myrrh’ and is harvested from a relative of the myrrh tree.
Plant Family: Commiphora guidottii
Synonyms: Sweet myrrh, and bisabol myrrh.
Origin: East Africa.
Parts Used: Tree resin.
What Does Opopanax Resin Smell Like?
Opoponax resin has a sweet earthy aroma, with notes of wood, balsamic, roots, and soil.
It’s fragrance is typically less bitter then the more common variety of myrrh resin.
The scent of opoponax resin is good in combination with amber, benzoin, cinnamon, dragons blood, frankincense, juniper, lavender, myrrh, oakmoss, onycha, patchouli, rose, spikenard, star anise and vanilla.
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Metaphysical Meaning of Opopanax Resin
Elemental Symbolism: Water.
Astrological Symbolism: Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, Pisces, and Scorpio.
Planetary Symbolism: Moon.
Main image by Maša Sinreih in Valentina Vivod from Wikipedia.