Resin Incense – BENZOIN SUMATRA
$7.95 – $29.95
* Amount pictured is not the volume in each pack, and is for illustration only. Choose your pack size (if applicable) before adding it to the cart.
* Quality natural resin incense pieces / powder suitable for burning on self-igniting charcoal disks (listed separately).
Resin incense, botanical powders, flowers, leaves and woods can be burned for their natural scent, either over a charcoal disk or using a candle warmed censer (burner) – see our DISCOVER pages for our easy to follow PHOTO TUTORIAL on burning charcoal tablets.
There are two common types of BENZOIN: Benzoin Siam and Benzoin Sumatra, which is the type we stock, obtained from Styrax benzoin, which grows predominantly on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
Sometimes called gum benzoin or gum benjamin, Benzoin is a balsamic resin obtained from the bark of several species of trees in the genus Styrax, a common ingredient in incense-making and perfumery because of its sweet vanilla-like aroma and fixative properties – it mixes well with other incense resins to create complex blended aromas. Benzoin was a favourite of the ancient Egyptians and is still very popular, used in many cultures and a major component of church incense used in Russia and other Orthodox Christian societies, as well as Western Catholic Churches.
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