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Benzoin Pourable (20% in DPG) Essential Oil

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Benzoin is known in aromatherapy to relieve minor cuts, and help to heal damaged skin. It’s also been used in perfumery for many years due to its ability to help other fragrance components blend more easily and to help the scent last longer.

Name of Oil:  Benzoin

Latin Binomial:  Styrax benzoin

Extraction Method:  Solvent

Countries of Origin:  United Kingdom

Scent Profile: Rich, warm, vanilla-like

Parts used in distillation:  Resin

Oil Characteristics:  Golden brown, thick, light to medium aroma

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Arthritis, bronchitis, cough and skin irritations.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Stress.

History

Long used as an antiseptic for cuts.

Chemical Constituents

sumaresinolic acid, coniferyl cinnamate, vanillin, cinnamyl acetate, styrene, benzaldehyde

Safety & References

Safety:

No known safety precautions

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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