Benzoin Essential Oil (Styrax benzoin)
It is typically processed using solvent extracted as a method for extracting oil from the gum/resin.
Benzoin oil comes from the resin (dried sap) of the Styrax benzoin tree. It has a warm, sweet scent, similar to vanilla. It has a calming and stabilizing effect. It is a base note oil.
- Aroma Description: Earthy, Exotic, Resinous, Rich, Sensual, Slightly sweet, Warm
Synonyms(s) for Styrax benzoin: Benzoin officinale, Benzoina vera, Cyrta dealbata, Lithocarpus benzoin, Plagiospermum benzoin, Styrax benjuiferus, Styrax benzoin var. hiliferum, Styrax dealbata
- Botanical Family: Styracaceae
- Botanical Genus: Styrax
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Indigenous Country: Thailand
- Cultivation: Wild Harvested
- Processing Methods: Solvent Extracted
- Part Typically Used: Gum/Resin
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Arthritis Asthma Chills Colds Skin : Dermatitis Skin : Dry
Other Uses for Benzoin:
Benzoin works well in blends with bergamot, frankincense, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, bitter orange and sandalwood.
Cautions & Safety
Cautions when using Benzoin:
Benzoin oil can be very relaxing.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Benzoin:
1st Chakra - survival and support, Grounding, Meditative, Protective