Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) Essential Oil

Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) Essential Oil

By Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen (List of Koehler Images) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Quick Facts
Notes: Also extracted in alcohol for use as a tincture
Color: Golden
Viscosity: Thick
Method of Extraction: Absolute is solvent extracted from resin
Plant parts: Resin
Countries: Asia, Sumatra, Java
Scent: warm, vanilla, sweet
Odor Intensity:  Light
Blending Note: Base
Fragrance family:
Blends Well with: Bergamot, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lemon, Rose, Orange

Summary of Benefits and Cautions

physical uses and benefits
Properties: Antiseptic, sedative, expectorant, warming
Physical Uses: Coughs and respiratory conditions, colds, fixative in perfume, sore throat, arthritis and rheumatism
emotional uses and benefits
Emotional Uses: Calming, depression, balancing, anxiety, exhaustion, comfort, stress, mental fatigue
skin and hair
Skin and Hair Care: chapped skin, dry skin, rejuvenating, promotes cell growth, promotes increased elasticity, reduces inflammation, body odor, fungal infections
Safety: Possible skin sensitizer, use in low dilutions topically. Do not use on children under 2

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