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 in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
"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.