Folk Names: Ben, Benjamen, Gum Benzoin,
Siam Benzoin, Siamese Benzoin
Powers: Purification, Prosperity
Magical Uses: Burn benzoin to purify, and
add to purification incenses. A fine “clearing”
Make an incense of benzoin, cinnamon
and basil, and burn to attract customers to
your place of business.
Often used as a base for incenses.
There are two types of Benzoin commonly
available: Benzoin Siam and Benzoin Sumatra. They can both be used
as described above, but Benzoin Sumatra is
better suited for cleansing, while Benzoin
Siam is better suited for attraction.
Benzoin Siam can be substituted for storax,
to which it is related.