Benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
Comforting, Soothing, Warming,
Country of Origin Thailand
Perfume Note Base
Description of Scent
Sweet balsamic scent similar to vanilla
Used for thousands of years as an incense and medicine. Best known in the West for its use in Friars Balsam
Conifery Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Benzaldehyde, Vanillin
Carminative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Sedative, Vulnerary.
None But Be Aware It Can Be Quite Sedating.
Benzoin essential oil is the balsamic resin from benzoin (a small tree). Comforting and warming when used in massage, especially when feeling depressed. Useful as a steam inhalant, particularly in the winter months. Helps to soothe cracked skin. Excellent for use in gardening handcreams and good for tired muscles.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.