Siamese Benzoin or Styrax Tonkinensis
Siamese benzoin, mainly from Laos, is an effective resin for purification, and can replace white sage if you run out of the latter.
Unlike white sage, which often burns alone, benzoin produces a very strong odour on the charcoal pellet, so it is best used only in combination with another gum resin. Frankincense resin is perfect for preparing this type of mixture and then effectively purifying a room. A base of 90% frankincense to 10% benzoin resin seems to be a good ratio, but again, when it comes to fumigations, let your instincts guide you and learn from your experiences to refine your mixtures.
Siamese benzoin has a beautiful golden yellow colour, the pieces are often bright. Its fragrance has a characteristic vanilla note.
Note that Benzoin of Siam is the resin used in the composition of the famous Papier d'Arménie.
Available in small pieces (30g) or a mixture of powder and fragments (40g).
Scientific Name: Styrax Tonkinensis
Part of plant used: Dried resin
Country of origin : Laos
Packaging : Pieces: 30g, powder: 40g