Benzoin Resinoid 50/50 Extract
Botanical binomial: Styrax benzoin
Other names: Sumatra benzoin, Benzoin, gum benzoin
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Part of plant used in production: Resin
Methods of production: Solvent extraction- ethyl alcohol
Description: Benzoin resin comes from the Styrax benzoin tree, as a thick sap. The resinoid is then produced by solvent extraction. 50% benzoin resinoid 50% ethyl alcohol.
Characteristics: It is dark amber-coloured, with sweet balsamic vanilla-like odour. It's used as a fixative in fine perfumery, colognes, etc.
Properties: It has calming effects on the nervous system and warming effect on circulation problems.
Constituents: Benzyl benzoate, Benzoic acid, cinnamic acid
Uses: A sedative for anxiety, depression, and nervous tension. Primarily used in incense making and as a fixative in perfumery.
Blends well with: Neroli, vanilla, lavender, cedarwood atlas, peru balsam, ylang ylang, orange, sandalwood.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.