Onycha (Styrax Benzoin) Resin Oil
Scientific Name: Styrax tonkinensis
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Distillation Method: Solvent Extraction
Plant Part: Resin
We are now offering Onycha (Benzoin) in an resin oil form. Although, we personally believe Onycha is the operculum of a shell fish from the Red Sea, there are many who believe it is an oil obtained from a plant species. There is much controversy over this ingredient and some also believe it is cistus or labdanum. For information more information about Onycha click here.
Please note: This is a resin absolute and it will not dissolve in water or readily with carrier oils. It is very thick and will need to be heated gently and may need to be macerated into carrier oils or tinctured into an alcohol base. Finished products may need to be filtered.
Styrax Benzoin is totally different from Stacte or Storax and has a balsamic vanilla tone.
Important: Styrax Benzoin is not suitable to be taken internally. There has been some information on the internet stating it has internal medicinal benefits. Styrax Benzoin is solvent extracted and is NOT suitable for internal use.
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a nail; claw; hoof, (Heb. sheheleth;Exodus 30:34), a Latin word applied to the operculum, i.e., the claw or nail of the strombus or wing-shell, a univalve common in the Red Sea. The opercula of these shell-fish when burned emit a strong odour "like castoreum." This was an ingredient in the sacred incense.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Onycha - The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
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