Opoponax is a resinous, somewhat 'oily' gum, dark in colour with a heavy, earthy fragrance somewhere between bitter and sweet. The pungent aroma is well suited for exorcism blends and for the initial stages of spiritual cleansing. Before reaching for higher consciousness it is important to deal with the shadows. Oppoponax is the resin to use when dealing with the forces and demons of the underworld.
Since people first came together to honour the Gods and spirits of nature they used gums, resins and fragrant herbs to bring them closer to the divine beings and to give fragrant wings to their prayers. Every culture has their own sacred herbs that are particular to its region, yet, precious incense herbs and gums have also always been traded far beyond their country of origin.