Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) Essential Oil

essential oil profile benzoin

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

Properties: Antiseptic, sedative, expectorant, warming

Physical Uses: Coughs and respiratory conditions, colds, fixative in perfume, sore throat, arthritis and rheumatism

Emotional Uses: Calming, depression, balancing, anxiety, exhaustion, comfort, stress, mental fatigue

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

Benzoin Botanical Illustration By Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen (List of Koehler Images) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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