Benzoin Resinoid
  • Benzoin Resinoid
  • Benzoin Resinoid
$ 10.75

The Story

Benzoin 5ml: Styrax tonkinensis (Craib ex Hartwich)

Why benzoin? With a sweet, rich, and vanilla like fragrance, benzoin is a cleansing, soothing, and uplifting liquid extract. Benzoin resinoid is not an essential oil, but a thick, amber colored wax that must be heated up to become liquid.  This is extracted from the gum or resin using a solvent.

Quality Assured: Our benzoin resinoid is produced in the USA. The liquid is extracted from gum or resin using a solvent. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our products using touch, taste, and smell to ensure that your product is suitable for use.

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How to Use

Benefits: Benzoin is a wonderful addition to your skin support kit. It can promote youthful skin as well as encourage a relaxing atmosphere. The esters in benzoin make it a useful, rich, and sweet perfumery material. It is an excellent fixative and gives a warm, stimulating base note to a perfume. 

Regulatory Status: Benzoin resinoid is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.

Oils That Blend Well With Benzoin Resinoid:

  • coriander Coriandrum sativum
  • cypress Coriandrum sativum
  • frankincense Boswellia spp.
  • jasmine Jasminum grandiflorum
  • juniper Juniperus communis
  • lemon Citrus limonum
  • myrrh Commiphora myrrha
  • nutmeg Myristica fragrans
  • rose attar Rosa damascena
  • sandalwood Santalum album




Benzoin Styrax tonkinensis: 6 drops

Rose attar Rosa damascena oil: 6 drops

Sandalwood Santalum album oil: 6 drops

Sweet almond oil: ½ cup

Blend all the oils together and use as a massage oil.

Watch ACHS Instructor Deborah Halvorson at our Summer School in the Greek islands as she discusses the issues of shelf life and preserving your essential oil blends and natural cosmetic products. Discussion includes vitamin E, benzoin, sprays, and oils, among others: 

For California Residents:

WARNING: This product may contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to:

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