Premium Benzoin, also called Gum Benjamin
Botanical name : Styrax tonkinensis
Extraction method / Source : Solvent extraction / Resin
Aroma : Sweet, rich, balsamic, vanilla-like
Note : Base Odor Intensity :
Key constituents : Benzoic acid
Plant description : Botanical family : Styracaceae
Regions of Production : Indonesia
Growing Practices : Plants indigenous to the area grow in the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Trees are wounded, allowing resin to exude.
Uses / Benefits : Widely used in natural perfume and incense making. Benzoin essential oil is a viscous liquid. Gently warm bottle in a hot water bath if necessary before use.
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating. Mild risk for skin sensitization. Do not use for children.
Blends well with : Bergamot, Black Pepper, Copaiba, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood
History / Fun Facts :
International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016).
Piesse, G.W.Septimus, The Art of Perfumery : Make Your Own Perfumes, Scents and Fragrances, 1857, Lindsay and Blakiston, Philadelphia, PA.
Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition, 2014. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, New York, NY.
United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016).
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