Benzoin Essential Oil

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Benzoin oil is a resinous liquid solvent-extracted from the sap of gum Benjamin, a tree native to Thailand, Sumatra and Java. It is highly prized in the fragrance industry for its warm, sweet, vanilla-like aroma.

Bulk Benzoin Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

origineast indies
extraction methodsolvents
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyDo not use topically during pregnancy. Keep out of the reach of children.
fragrance note classification base

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

why buy benzoin essential oil?Excellent addition to cosmetics and crafts. Benzoin “fixes” other scents.
storage tipsStore in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaSlightly golden in color, with a vanilla-like scent.
good vs badDue to the oil’s viscosity, product may become gummy after 2 or 3 years.


try something new

aromatherapyPromotes a relaxing effect.
cosmetics / personal careAdd to lotions and creams formulated for dry, cracked skin.
massage / bath / spaUse to scent soaps, massage oils and bath oils.
perfumeryBlend with other oils to make a distinctive perfume.
craftsAdd to potpourri mixes and candle wax for added scent.
industrialBenzoin is widely used in the cosmetic, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

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Benzoin oil has a pleasant, vanilla-like fragrance. Blends well with bitter orange, black pepper, cardamom, frankincense, ginger, lavender, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, sandalwood and tangerine essential oils.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

essential oil

Basil is an annual herb original to the Mediterranean, but is now grown all over the world. The plant received its species name from the Greek word basilicos, which means “royal” or “king,” indicating its place of importance in the region. Today, both herb and essential oil are important elements of the Ayurvedic system of India.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.