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.