Benzoin Essential Oil

$6.99 CAD

Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin

Country of Origin:  India

Extraction Process: Solvent Extraction

Active Constituent(s): Benzoic acid 12%, cinnamic acid 6%

Part of Plant: Resin

Botanical Description:  Benzoin Essential Oil is extracted from a tree that is indigenous to South East Asia.  Its hairy leaves are oval, and its flowers, fleshy and yellow-green.  It grows to a height of 20 metres. The essential oil is extracted from the resin.

Also Known As: Styrax Benzoin Essential Oil, Benzoin Absolute.

Appearance: Ranges from a dull brown to golden brown viscous liquid.

Oil Consistency: Thick 

Perfumery Note: Base

Aroma: Medium

Aromatherapy:   Benzoin Essential Oil has a sweet, rich vanilla-like scent with balsamic undertones. This oil is 100% pure and natural essential oil; certified as per the processes of the ISO 9235 standard.

Essential Oil Recipes:  Benzoin Essential Oil blends well with Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrhh, Neroli, and Sandalwood Essential Oils.

Uses:  Essential oils such as Benzoin Oil are suitable for aromatherapy massage when diluted in a suitable carrier oil.

Traditionally, Benzoin Essential Oil contains benzoic acid, which has properties that are antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, deodorant, diuretic and expectorant.

Cosmetic applications include helping to diminish spots on the face, hands and chest when combined with lemon essential oil in a suitable carrier oil.

In perfumery, Benzoin Essential Oil, is used as a fixative for fragrances.

Interesting Facts: Benzoin has for centuries also been used as incense in churches and for magical rituals.

Directions to Use:  Place bottle in a very hot and shake before use as this oil is very thick.

Cautions:  Perform a test patch on the skin to see if you have a sensitivity to this oil.

General Information:  Sunrise Botanics provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on essential oil uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils Canada, USA and Worldwide.

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