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Name: Benzoin Resinoid

Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin

Main Constituents:  Benzoin Resinoid: 20%, Benzyl Benzoate: 80%

Origin: India

Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction with benzyl benzoate

Part of Plant: Resin

Description & Colour: Thick brown, resin-like viscous liquid

Aromatic Summary: Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma that is used as a base note with a medium aroma

Flashpoint: 135°C

Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container

Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes

Usage:  Benzoin Resinoid is believed to be an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, sedative and expectorant. In massage oil is a stress-reliever, relaxant and mood enhancer. Used in bathing, inhalation, massage, skin care, vaporizer/diffuser and perfumery. It is recommended to place the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state, gently agitate before use

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

The Benzoin tree originates in Java, Sumatra and Thailand. Resinous lumps become hard and brittle when collected from deep incisions made into the tree’s trunk. The resin is then processed by solvent extraction to produce thick resinous oil.

This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all products.