Peru Balsam Essential Oil

  • Myroxylon balsamum
  • Origin: Peru
Peru Balsam Essential Oil


Parts Used

Crude balsam

Extraction Method

Steam distillation

Note Classification



Rich, balsamic, sweet vanilla-like undertone


Peru Balsam has a very soft aroma, and adds a resinous note to a blend in perfumery.


1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Blends Well With

Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

This oil is used as a fixative and base note in soaps and body care products, and is sometimes found in commercial soft drinks.


Oil Specific: None known.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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).

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.