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 liquid that is extracted from the gum or resin using a solvent.
Quality Assured: Our benzoin resinoid is responsibly wildcrafted and sourced from Siam. 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 oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for clinical use and entirely free of adulterants.
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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 relaxation. 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 tonkinensi: 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: