Opopanax Essential Oil

Certified Organic

  • OG
  • Commiphora guidottii
  • Origin: Somalia
Opopanax Essential Oil


Parts Used


Extraction Method

Steam Distillation

Note Classification

Base to middle note with fixative properties


Opopanax has a bright resinous scent that is dry with long lasting, sweet-balsamic undertones. The scent is sometimes compared to myrrh essential oil; however, opopanax is not as rich and heavy.


Also found on the market as sweet myrrh, opopanax is a thin, translucent almost colorless essential oil. Similar to myrrh, the oil itself contains a lot of resin which can separate over time, creating resinous crystals on the bottle.

This oil can be used in perfumery as a fixative, blended into cosmetic products, and incorporated into rituals and meditation as an aromatic resin. Energetically opopanax is balancing and calming.


1/2 oz. and 1 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Label Updates

We are currently transitioning to a smudge proof label for our essential oils. If ordering more than one oil you may receive both types of labels as we make this transition. Our new labels are a poly-base and printed in full color in-house.

Blends Well With

Opopanax has a clean scent that blends well with most aroma notes including other resin oils like frankincense or myrrh, floral notes like lavender, and citrus notes like sweet orange and grapefruit. Because of its soft undertones it also supports woody and spice type oils.


This oil can cause skin sensitization. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.

Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.