The storax has a scent of resin, of flowers, with aromas of herbs and aromas of cinnamon.
Its scent creates a pleasant and welcoming environment.
It is used mixed with other incenses or herbs as an ambient scent.
Its scent is sensual and seductive, instills quiet, relaxation, and inner silence.
In aromatherapy it used to facilitate sleep and helps in meditation, besides having a calming and relaxing effect, helps to renew psychic energy and strengthens self-affirmation.
It also used in rituals to neutralize negative influences, which affect material well-being.
On a planetary level it considered in harmony with Saturn.
The storax looks like a black granular powder, or as small pieces.
Even in the cold you can smell its characteristic scent.
It extracted from Liquidambar Orientalis, a plant belonging to the Hamamelidaceae family.
This plant grows in Anatolia and in Southeast Asia.
The extraction takes place with ancient procedure known since the time of the Phoenicians.
Burning Incense Resin: Light the charcoal and place it in your incense holder.
Hold the charcoal with tongs. The charcoal will then self-ignite across the surface.
When the charcoal starts to go grey around the edges this is the time to add resin.
Often people add sand to incense holder to help absorb heat.