Benzoin Essential Oil
Benzoin essential oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma and is golden brown in color and has a treacle-like viscosity.
Benzoin tree is from Java, Sumatra and Thailand.
Benzoin oil is extracted from the resin of a seven years and older tree by solvent extraction. It yields 65-85% oil.
Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Vanillin and Coniferyl benzoate.
The therapeutic properties of Benzoin oil include the following: antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative and vulnerary.
Benzoin essential oil can be used in the following cases:
- arthritis, scar tissue
- nervous tension
- muscle pains
- mouth ulcers
- When concentration is needed, Benzoin is best avoided for it can have a relaxing effect.