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Benzoin Siam Resin
Adam Michael has this to say “This resin is obtained via incisions from the Styrax tonkinensis tree and the pieces are orange-reddish in colour and when you break the pieces you find they have a white centre. Just smelling from the bag, the resin which contains chiefly benzoic acid and its esters, exudes an odour that is exactly as you would expect from smelling the resinoid, sweet-balsamic with a benzoin tart sweetness. Great on the oil burner** and also used for incense and religious purposes.”
Botanical Name: Styrax tonkinensis
** At Hermitage Oils should you wish to burn the material neat we would recommend burning the material on an oil burner opposed to using charcoal disks. If you follow this recommendation we also advise placing a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and then laying the resin on top. This prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use and by using an oil burner you get to enjoy much more of the aroma of the resin than when using charcoal disks.