Benzoin – Onycha (Styrax Benzoin)

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Description

Benzoin, also known as gum benjamin, is an important ingredient in friar’s balsam, or compound tincture of benzoin, which has been favoured for many years in the treatment of chest colds and bronchitis. The essential oil – or resinoid produced from the resin by solvent extraction and is very viscous. Some kinds are solid. It is orange-amber in colour and sold in liquid form.

Benzoin is generally kind to the skin and can be used as a cleanser and as a treatment for dry and chapped skin. It is also used extensively in the cosmetics industry as a fragrant addition to the ingredients in bath products, shampoos and perfumes.

Suitable methods of use Bathing, inhalation, massage, skin care, vaporizer/diffuser.

Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Grapefruit Pink (Citrus paradisi)
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium amara)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)
Sandalwood – Australian (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Aromatic Families

Balsamic, Resinous

Aroma

Rich, intensely sweet, warm, powdery, balsamic, vanilla-like aroma, with a subtle spicy/cinnamon-like undertone; good fixative.

Aromatic Note

Base

Contraindications

Skin sensitisation (low risk).

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

Important Note: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs and essential oils are provided on this site for historical and educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs or essential oils.

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