Myrrh Gum is the sap-like resin produced by a thorny bush that is a relative to Frankincense. This material is syrupy when it first seeps from the cut wood, but it quickly hardens into “tears” when exposed to air. It is highly fragrant and can be used alone or alongside other materials to make a nice quality incense. It can also be added to a potpourri blend for a boost of fragrance! It is probably most notably one of the gifts given to baby Jesus on the eve of his birth in the Christian Bible.
Botanical Name: Commiphora molmol
Approximately 3 cups per pound.