Benzoic Acid: 10 - 12%
Cinnamic Acid: 4 - 7%
Benzyl Cinamate: 2 - 4%
Methyl Cinamate: 10 - 17%
Cinnamyl Cinnamate: 8 - 14%
Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: The Benzoin tree originates from Java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet). Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree from which the grayish color sap exudes. When the resinous lump becomes hard and brittle, it is collected from the bark.
Color: Thick brown, viscous liquid.
Consistency: Thick and viscous
Aromatic Scent: Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cardamom, Frankincense, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain and Sandalwood.
Common Uses: The main constituent of Benzoin Essential Oil is benzoic acid, which has properties that are antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, deodorant, diuretic and expectorant. The sweet resin is widely used as a fixative in perfumes but has also been used medicinally for respiratory ailments, and skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Directions to Use: We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use.
Cautions: Benzoin is a non-toxic and non-irritant, but a mild sensitizer and should be avoided if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
Benzoin (Stryax benzoin)
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