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
EUPHORIA MASSAGE FORMULA:
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: