Benzoin Gum Resin is used to purify, harmonize and invite good luck. Styrax benzoin is a tree native to the topical climates of southeast Asia, China, and Indonesia. Benzoin resin has been used for centuries for its warming, vanilla-like aroma. Benzoin gum powder is often used in perfume and incense blends for its pleasing scent and magical properties of bringing peace, harmony, happiness, luck, and love.
Benzoin has a vanilla-like aroma and ranges in color from pale yellow to red brown and is harvested by making triangular incisions into the tree’s bark to establish a flow, which then hardens into lumps when exposed to air and sunlight.
Suggested magical uses for Wildcrafted Benzoin Gum Resin:
Add a pinch of Benzoin Resin, Angelica Root and Marjoram to a red flannel mojo bag to bring peace and protection to yourself or your environment.
Burn a blend of Benzoin, Frankincense, Copal, Dragon’s Blood and Myrrh on a charcoal for a powerful and richly-scented incense for cleansing and protection work. Add Camphor for extra purifying power.
Sprinkle Benzoin Gum Resin around the outside of your home to keep negativity at bay.
Burn a blend of Benzoin, Cinnamon and Allspice on a charcoal for a powerful money-drawing incense.
Dress a Yellow Beeswax candle in Joie de Vivre oil and roll in Benzoin for extra power.
For in-depth information on how to use this and other herbs and roots magically, I recommend Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, both of which can be found in our Books section.