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.

Essential Facts

  • 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
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

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