Benzoin Resin Oil
Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Common Method Of Extraction: Solvent extraction (Ethanol)
Parts Used: Resin
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Soft, sweet, warm, vanilla-like
Largest Producing Countries: Morocco and Indonesia
Traditional Use: Benzoin has been used for centuries in Asia and India as an incense and perfume.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cordial, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, styptic, vulnerary
Benefits: Arthritis, asthma, bronchial congestion, chapped skin, colic, cough, cuts, gout, rheumatism. Benzoin is a wonderful addition to blends for it's smooth, vanilla-like aroma.
Blends Well With: Black pepper, copaiba balsam, coriander, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, rose, sandalwood
Of Interest: Benzoin is an excellent fixative for perfume and soap blends adding a rich, sweet note.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.