Benzoin Essential Oil is the balsamic resin from benzoin (a small tree).
Benzoin is a fixative. Used as a natural preservative in creams, it's also comforting, uplifting and warming as a muscle ease massage - especially when a 'pick me up' is needed. Useful as a steam inhalant, especially in winter. It soothes cracked skin and is excellent for use in gardening handcreams. In colder months Benzoin will require gentle warming before use.
A blend of the resin from Styrax benzoin Dry and with DPG as a solvent to
render it mobile.
Sweet balsamic vanilla-like scent.
Anti-oxidant, skin protective, antiseptic, deodorant, muscle and joint ease, soothing.
Main chemical components are benzoic, cinnamic acids, benzyl benzoate, benzoic aldehyde, vanillin and coniferyl benzoate.
Propylene glycol, Styrax benzoin Resin Extract (plus allergens)
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
"Benzoin is used for healing many kinds of skin lesions from cracked and chapped hands to chilblains...I often put it into hand creams for people who work in the open - gardeners, foresters, builders etc." - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.