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Opopanax Essential Oil | Organic Commiphora Erythraea Glabrescens Gum Oi - Nature in Bottle

Commiphora erythraea var. glabrescens


CAS Number: 8021-36-1

EINECS Number: 232-558-8

Product Code:  PEO1117

INCI Name  Commiphora Erythraea Glabrescens (Opopanax) Oil

PART USED Oleo-gum Resin

COMMON NAME  Opobalsam, Sweet Myrrh

SYNONYMS  Commiphora glabrescens
Commiphora gorinii Chiov.
Commiphora erythraea var. glabrescens

EXTRACTION METHOD  Steam Distilled Essential Oil

ORIGIN  Ethiopia

NOTE CLASSIFICATION  Base to Middle Note, Fixative


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

EU Declaration

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

500 g (17.64 oz): 25% OFF
$61.70   $46.28
1 kg (2.20 lb): 34% OFF
$119.90   $79.13
2 kg (4.41 lb): 38% OFF
$232.60   $144.20
5 kg (11.02 lb): 42% OFF
$563.97   $327.10
10 kg (22.04 lb): 46% OFF
$1,091.00   $589.10
25 kg (55.11 lb): 50% OFF
$2,638.00   $1,319.00
For larger sizes or customized quantities, please contact us directly for pricing and availability

Our organically crafted Opopanax Essential Oil is steam distilled from the the rich brown resin of Commiphora glabrescens trees growing in the thick forested areas of Ethiopia. Opopanax Essential Oil, also known as Sweet Myrrh Essential Oil, shares many of the same properties with Myrrh (C. myrrha) because the plant source is closely related. The aroma of Opopanax Essential Oil resembles that of Myrrh, but it is sweeter and lighter in intensity.

A tall tropical tree that holds natural oleogum resin in tubular vessels between the bark and wood trunk, Opoponax's gum dries to form of reddish-yellow 'tears' containing 5-10 percent essential oil, about 50 percent gum, and 22 percent odorless resin, the component responsible for this oil's fixative properties. The resin is put through a steam distillation method to capture the essential oil with its sweetly aromatic, spicy, warm, fresh, deep balsamic aroma.


Opopanax Oil, just like its relatives Frankincense and Myrrh, has been cherished for centuries for its ability to rejuvenate and restore healthy skin, swell as nourish complexion. Opopanax Essential Oil is considered a middle/base note and is most commonly used in natural and fine fragrancing applications as well as in diffuser, incense and home fragrancing formulations. It is a natural fixative, and is ideal for sophisticated perfuming purposes. Opopanax Resin Oil also helps manage pain and inflammation, support a healthy immune system, and can help ease unwanted muscle spasms. Its anti-inflammatory and soothing action is also highly effective for relieving pain and heat, such as with burns, rashes, and insect bites.

Opoponax Oil offers a rich and earthy aroma with intoxicating woody nuances that can help us let go of stressu00a0and find stillness and calm. is so welcome when dealing with situational anxiety and depression as it brings sunshine and light to the mind, body, and spirit. Used in worship and purification, Opopanax Essential Oil blends its many healing powers with an intoxicating fragrance, rightly being said to belong to the family of sacred scents. This essential oil is also said to possess aphrodisiac properties and can be used to inspire sensual moods.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

EU Declaration

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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Cosmetic Declaration2

Nature In Bottle certify that Opopanax Essential Oil does not contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Opopanax Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that all our products are free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that all our products are Dioxin Free.

Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Opopanax Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Opopanax Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Opopanax Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Opopanax Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Opopanax Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Opopanax Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

REACH Conformance - SVHC

Nature In Bottle declare that all our products as are compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and do not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Opopanax Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Opopanax Essential Oil.

Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Opopanax Essential Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).