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Opoponax essential oil and resin has a rich history in China and Greece for wound healing. The Chinese even as far back as 600 B.C. used opoponax as a blood stimulant. The ancient Egyptians and other cultures love opoponax for incense and perfumes. The ancient Egyptians also incorporated opoponax into their embalming methodologies.

Opoponax essential oil is a rich and earthy oil with intense richness. All resin derived essential oils such as myrrh, frankincense and opoponax are great for the skin when used in a blend. Opoponax may be helpful for calming the mind and letting go of stress.

Opoponax oil blends well with all citrus oils and amber.

Medicinal Use

It has been suggested, that it is useful in skin care for dull and oily complexions, congested, mature skin, and helps with minor skin complaints such as dermatitis, acne and soothing dry irritated skin. Aids in balancing water retention and obesity, as well as detoxification, treating constipation, dyspepsia, boosts the immune system and general well-being. Peace and calming, it is also useful in cases of nervous tension and stress, anxiety, depression and even anger. Studies have suggested improved cognitive function. It is also an environmentally friendly and relatively safe to use, effective solvent that is active against stains and sticky residues.

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