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.

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.


Oil Specific: May cause skin sensitization.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

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.