Benzoin Essential Oil
Styrax Benzoin in DPG
Benzoin has been used for thousands of years as incense because of its sweet and soothing aroma. It has an affinity with the respiratory system and is recommended for the fingers and toes in winter. Historically it was used to “cast out” devils whilst today it is helpful to change a negative state of mind into a positive one.
Source: Styrax Benzoin comes from the Philippines.
Extraction: Benzoin essential oil is solvent extracted.
Aroma: Benzoin essential oil has a rich, warm, slightly woody scent similar to Vanilla.
Uses: Benzoin essential oil may be added to base emollients to moisturise dry skin and inhaled in a blend by steam bath to sooth respiratory complaints.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Rose and Sandalwood.
Caution: Benzoin may possibly cause skin sensitivity and contact dermatitis.