The sweet fragrance has been used in incense blends for thousands of years. A rose and benzoin combination is a pleasant, soothing scent.
Benzoin oleoresin is extracted with hot alcohol. The alcohol is then removed leaving a concentrated tincture known as a resin absolute. Benzoin resin absolute is a thick, brownish-yellow oil with a sweet, balsamic odor and a hint of vanilla.
Aromatherapy benefits: soothing, comforting, warming.
When concentration is needed, Benzoin is best avoided for it can have a relaxing effect.
Benzoin oil can be used for bronchitis, coughs, colds, wounds, acne, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatism, arthritis, scar tissue, circulation, nervous tension, stress, muscle pains, chilblains, rashes and mouth ulcers.
Benzoin oil's greatest benefit lies in that is has a calming effect on the nervous and digestive systems, a warming effect on circulation problems and a toning effect on the respiratory tract.
In vapor therapy Benzoin oil can be used for the nervous system, calming and bringing comfort to the depressed and emotionally exhausted.
Benzoin oil can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath to assist with general aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism, and chronic bronchitis and coughing. Poor circulation can also benefit as well as stiff muscles. Benzoin oil has a calming effect when used as a massage oil, or in the bath when feeling depressed, or in stressful times or just as a relaxant.
Benzoin oil is a good remedy for dry, cracked skin, cuts and wounds as well as for acne, and irritable and itching skin.
Benzoin oil goes particularly well with: Bergamot, Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose and Sandalwood.
Essential and resin oils are volatile, fragrant materials extracted from the root, bark, wood, seed, fruit, leaf or flower of a single plant. Essential oils contain the odor, taste and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilutants added.
Steam distillation and cold pressing are used to extract the essential oil from the plant.
Starwest Essential Oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and undiluted. The distillation process occurs either at the site where the plants are grown or at a distillery. Each oil is tested for purity and strength using the gas chromatography method.
Packaged in glass amber bottles to preserve the oils, the 1/3 ounce size has a fitted dropper insert and a tamper-evident, child-proof lid. The larger items are in amber glass or PET gallon containers, depending on the product.
Starwest’s pure essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic preparation, healing and body care, potpourris and more.
Essential oils are very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.