Many burn Benzoin for purification, to aid in astral projection, to clear negative energy, and to promote emotional balance. Associated with the element of Air and the Sun. Used for focus and concentration, as well as to promote generosity. Also known to break down barriers and drive away evil.
Benzoin resin is a balsamic resin obtained from the bark of several species of trees in the genus Styrax. It is used primarily in two forms: a red-brown resin known as Siam benzoin, which has a sweet, vanilla-like aroma, and Sumatra benzoin, which appears darker and has a more balsamic fragrance. Benzoin resin is often used in incense, perfumery, and traditional medicine due to its soothing and antiseptic properties. In its natural state, it presents as clumps or ‘tears’ of resin, which can be burned to release its distinct, comforting scent.