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Benzoin Absolute Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Benzoin Absolute Oil

Botanical Name: styrax benzoin resin oil

Your first whiff of Benzoin Ablsoute is reminiscent of vanilla, which for the most of us instantly relaxes us with memories of home and baking.

Benzoin oil has been used for thousands of years dating back to some of the oldest civilizations in their healing and religious practices. It also has beneficial properties for use in skin formulas.

Uses of Benzoin Absolute
  • A popular ingredient in incense, Benzoin Absolute is a mood enhancer.
  • If you're feeling stressed-out and tense, use Benzoin to ease your mind.
  • Can be combined with a massage oil or lotion for a deeply relaxing & mood enhancing massage.
  • Well known for use in deodorant blends, not only for the body, but also environments, especially lingering smoke odors.
  • Can be combined with any body shaping routine as Benzoin Absolute has properties known to reduce the feeling of swelling.
  • Combine with Lemon Essential Oil and a carrier oil such as Jojoba to help soothe cracked dry skin on hands and feet.
This oil is sourced from

Sumatra, Indonesia

History and Background

In 1461, the Sultan of Egypt, Mlech Elmazda, sent the Doge of Venice a gift of two Persian carpets. With those carpets were 30 rotoli (which is about 47 pounds) of Benzoin.

A Portuguese navigator named Barboza introduced Benzoin to Europe. Nostradamas published recipes with Benzoin in his 1556 book. In 1623, the British set up a factory in Siam to produce Benzoin. First known in English in the 16th century, it was called Benjoin.

This ancient oil was first used as an offering to the Gods. Originating in Laos and Vietnam, it can also be found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra. The Javanese as well as the Greeks and Romans used Benzoin as an incense because of its powerful fixative properties.

In esoteric circles, Benzoin balances all chakras and a balm for the heart. Good for use in grief to create a positive process.

Physical Description

Deep amber in color with a thick syrupy consistency.

Aromatic Description

Smells sweet like earthy smokey vanilla.

Biological Makeup and Components

Vanillin, benzoic acid, esters of benzoic and cinnamic acids.

Extraction Technique

Solvent extraction from gum/resin from the bark of the benzoin tree.

Information for Aromatherapists

Benzoin Absolute is a base note and blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose absolute, Sandalwood .

Our Benzoin Absolute is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Do not use in concentration, which can result in drowsiness.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using this essential oil.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
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