Aroma: Made from fine Sumatra benzoin resin, this thick oil is strong scented, sweet, warm, and slightly resinous. The scent is very similar to vanilla.
Latin Name: Styrax benzoin
Country of Origin: Thailand
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing plants
Extraction Method: Solvent extracted
Extracted From: Crude balsam
Color: Pale amber / brown
Perfumery Note: Base
Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Benzoin resin is a warm and uplifting aphrodisiac. This oil is beneficial to use in essential oil blends for its fixative property.
Suggested Use: Create long-lasting perfumery blends with light citrus notes and florals. Just a tiny amount of benzoin resin goes a long way. Benzoin can be very thick and hard to remove from a small amber bottle. To thin the oil, run the sealed bottle under warm water.
History: In India, this aroma is sacred to the Brahma-Shiva-Vishnu triad, and is used to deter devils during rice-harvesting ceremonies in Malaysia. An ingredient of the traditional "Friar's Balsam," it was used historically to relieve a variety of health problems.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. This oil can cause skin sensitization; avoid topical use with pregnant or nursing women, young children, and those with sensitive skin. Ask your Doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.