Balsam, Peru Essential Oil (Myroxylon balsamum)


It is typically processed using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the balsam.


Peru balsam oil comes from the Myroxylon pereirae plant. It has an earthy scent. It has an antiseptic and sedative effect.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description: Sweet, fresh, earthy, balsamic.
  • Synonyms(s) for Myroxylon balsamum: Myrospermum toluiferum, Toluifera balsamum

  • Botanical Family: Fabaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Myroxylon
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Consistency: Very Thick
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Dark Brown
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
  • Part Typically Used: Balsam
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Bronchitis Colds Coughs Eczema Flu Poor Blood Circulation Skin : Chapped

Therapeutic Benefits of Balsam, Peru:

Anti-anxiety Cicatrisant

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Balsam, Peru:

Because this essential oil poses a higher risk of causing irritation and sensitization, it is recommended that it be avoided in the bath, even if it is solubilized/diluted.

Safety Precautions for Balsam, Peru:

There is moderate risk of skin sensitization when using Peru Balsam Oil