Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)
Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)
Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)
Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)
Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)
Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)
Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)

Opoponax (Sweet Myrrh)

$27.50

Opoponax (also known by some as Sweet Myrrh) has a warm sweet balsamic and slightly spicy aroma. Opoponax essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of trees of the same genus as ordinary Myrrh, and as such their aromas share some similarity. However, Opoponax oil tends to be a bit lighter and sweeter. If the aroma of Myrrh oil is a bit too intense for you then Opoponax should be more pleasing aromatically.

Botanical Name: Commiphora erythraea

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Resin

Country of Origin: Kenya

Class: Sesquiterpene

Typical Main Constituents
cis-alpha-Bisabolene - 21%
trans-beta-Ocimene - 20%
alpha-Santalene - 18%
trans-alpha-Bergamatene - 7%
beta-Bisabolene - 3%
alpha-Terasantalic - 3%
cis-alpha-Santalol - 2%

 

Description: Pale yellow-amber oil liquid thickens as it ages, it has a warm sweet balsamic and slightly spicy scent.

Actions: Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Balsamic, Stomachic, Carminative, Tonic, Revitalizing, Stimulant (Digestive & Pulmonary), Expectorant, Sedative, Vulnerary, Cicatrizant, Astringent, Antiphlogistic, Uterine.

Blends Well With: Benzoin, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lemon, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Cypress Juniper, Geranium, Fir, Vetiver, Cinnamon, other spice oils.

Safety Data:  Opoponax can be photo-toxic and there is a moderate risk of skin sensitisation if used undiluted topically on the skin. Tisserand and Young (2014) recommend a dermal maximum usage level of 0.6%. Not to be used during pregnancy.

 

Aromatherapy / Home Use

Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Catarrh, Gingivitis, Mouth ulcers, Sore throat, Voice loss.

Skin Care: Aged skin, Wrinkles, Ulcers & Weeping sores, Cracked or chapped skin, Wounds, Inflammations, Ringworm, Athletes Foot, Eczema.

Muscle & Skeletal system: Arthritis

Digestive System: Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Loss of appetite.

Genito-urinary System: Amenorrhea, Leucorrhea, Puritis, Thrush.

Immune: Colds, Invigorates the immune system speeds recovery.

Nervous system: Lifts feelings of weakness, apathy, lack of incentive. Amplifies courage and strength.

Special Use: Has an opening, heating, drying nature.

 

General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.

 

General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.

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Opoponax (also known by some as Sweet Myrrh) has a warm sweet balsamic and slightly spicy aroma. Opoponax essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of trees of the same genus as ordinary Myrrh, and as such their aromas share some similarity. However, Opoponax oil tends to be a bit lighter and sweeter. If the aroma of Myrrh oil is a bit too intense for you then Opoponax should be more pleasing aromatically.

Botanical Name: Commiphora erythraea

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Resin

Country of Origin: Kenya

Class: Sesquiterpene

Typical Main Constituents
cis-alpha-Bisabolene - 21%
trans-beta-Ocimene - 20%
alpha-Santalene - 18%
trans-alpha-Bergamatene - 7%
beta-Bisabolene - 3%
alpha-Terasantalic - 3%
cis-alpha-Santalol - 2%

 

Description: Pale yellow-amber oil liquid thickens as it ages, it has a warm sweet balsamic and slightly spicy scent.

Actions: Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Balsamic, Stomachic, Carminative, Tonic, Revitalizing, Stimulant (Digestive & Pulmonary), Expectorant, Sedative, Vulnerary, Cicatrizant, Astringent, Antiphlogistic, Uterine.

Blends Well With: Benzoin, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lemon, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Cypress Juniper, Geranium, Fir, Vetiver, Cinnamon, other spice oils.

Safety Data:  Opoponax can be photo-toxic and there is a moderate risk of skin sensitisation if used undiluted topically on the skin. Tisserand and Young (2014) recommend a dermal maximum usage level of 0.6%. Not to be used during pregnancy.

 

Aromatherapy / Home Use

Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Catarrh, Gingivitis, Mouth ulcers, Sore throat, Voice loss.

Skin Care: Aged skin, Wrinkles, Ulcers & Weeping sores, Cracked or chapped skin, Wounds, Inflammations, Ringworm, Athletes Foot, Eczema.

Muscle & Skeletal system: Arthritis

Digestive System: Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Loss of appetite.

Genito-urinary System: Amenorrhea, Leucorrhea, Puritis, Thrush.

Immune: Colds, Invigorates the immune system speeds recovery.

Nervous system: Lifts feelings of weakness, apathy, lack of incentive. Amplifies courage and strength.

Special Use: Has an opening, heating, drying nature.

 

General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.

 

General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.