Benzoin oil is extracted from resin of the Styrax Benzoin tree and belongs to the Stryracaceae family.The Benzoin tree originates in Java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet).
Uses & Benefits:
This resinous oil has a great calming and uplifting effect on the mind and helps to comfort the sad and lonely, while boosting circulation and easing respiratory disorders.
It boosts the skin’s elasticity, while calming redness, itchiness and irritation.
Benzoin is one of the classic ingredients of incense, and it has been widely used in perfumery.
In vapor therapy Benzoin oil can be used for the nervous system, calming and bringing comfort to the depressed and emotionally exhausted.
Benzoin Essential Oil Specification:
Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Common name: Gum benzoin, luban jawi, Benjamin or Styrax benzoin
Mode of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Resin
Note Classification: Base
Appearance: Thick brown, viscous liquid
Organoleptic Properties: Sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma
Refractive Index at 20 °C: 1.425 – 1.445
Specific Gravity at 20 °C: 0.990 – 0.100
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage: Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.