Benzoin (Gum Benjamin) Resinous Essential Oil

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Benzoin (Gum Benjamin) Resinous Essential Oil

Styrax benzoin resin, food grade solvent extracted with benzyl benzoate), from India.

Aroma: Benzoin oil has a rich, sweet, warm and slightly woody, creamy vanilla-like aroma that is used as a base note with a medium aroma.

Possible Uses: Arthritis, bronchitis, chapped skin, coughing, laryngitis, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Constituents for Benzoin from Siam: Coniferyl benzoate, benzoic acid, vanillin, siaresinolic acid, cinnamyl benzoate. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 222.]

Main Constituents OF THIS TYPE:
Benzoic Acid: 10 - 12%
Cinnamic Acid: 4 - 7%
Benzyl Cinamate: 2 - 4%
Methyl Cinamate: 10 - 17%
Cinnamyl Cinnamate: 8 - 14%

Colour: Golden Brown

Consistency: Very Thick, warming suggested to pour

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Light

Safety Information: Possible skin sensitivity and contact dermatitis. [Leung, A.Y. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients, 64 as cited in Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 222.]

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