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Benzoin Oil - 10 ml


Price5.40 EUR 4.50 EUR ex.VAT)

Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin.

Plant Part: Resin.

Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction.

Origin: Sumatra.

Description: The Benzoin tree originates in Java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet). Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree from which the grayish color sap exudes. When the resinous lump becomes hard and brittle, it is collected from the bark.

Color: Thick brown, viscous liquid.

Common Uses: Benzoin Oil is reputed to have antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, deodorant, diuretic and expectorant properties. Benzoin is widely used as a fixative in perfumes. It can also be used for assisting with respiratory ailments, and skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Consistency: Thick and viscous.

Note: Base.

Strength of Aroma: Medium.

Blends well with: Cardamom, Frankincense, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain and Sandalwood.

Aromatic Scent: Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma.

History: Also known as gum Benjamin, Benzoin is one of the classic ingredients of incense. In ancient civilizations it was used in fumigation and is an ingredient of 'Friar's balsam', an aid to respiratory problems.

Cautions: Benzoin is a non-toxic and non-irritant, but a mild sensitizer and should be avoided if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin.

Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.


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