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Styrax benzoin
The resin of this tree is Sun-associated (although some put it with Venus) and has been used for millenia as an incense in a number of cultures. Benzoin is calming, soothing, and warm, restoring confidence for the Work. It has also been known to encourage creativity. This resin is good for purification and works well with other scents and influences, especially as a preservative. On the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, benzoin is the perfume of Netzach. Stimulating and aphrodisiac, it is an excellent ingredient in incense for love magick and was once a frequent ingredient in Eclectic medicine. Alchemy Works carries two types of this resin. As shown in the picture, we have top quality benzoin from Thailand in the form of "almonds." Thai or Siam benzoin has a highly Venus nature with a wonderful vanilla scent when raw and a very sweet, almost rose-like scent when burned. Our Sumatra Benzoin, also known as gum benzoin or gum benjamin, is a rich amber-colored translucent resin that many consider to be the equivalent of "styrax" (which we personally consider to be storax).

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Thai (Siam) Benzoin Tears
10g (~1/3 oz) $8.90

Sumatra Benzoin Resin
10g (~1/3 oz) $4.80

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Uses in Witchcraft & Magic:

Love Magic
Venus & Sun Incense