Benzoin Almonds derive from a Siamese species of Benzoin (Thailand) Benzoe amygdaloides, and are considered the highest quality available. Their sweet, vanilla-like scent adds a sensual dimension to incense blends that is tantalizingly exotic and seductive. Benzoin Almonds are particularly suitable for dispelling the demons of depression and to cheer the heart. They are also widely used in aphrodisiac incense blends.
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.