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Benzoin, Crystalline Resin

Benzoin, Crystalline Resin


Pure Benzoin crystalline resin, also called Gum Benjamin - This Benzoin is solid crystals, similar to rock candy.

Botanical name :  Styrax tonkinensis

Extraction method / Source :  balsamic resin

Aroma :  Sweet, rich, balsamic, vanilla-like

Note :   Base    Odor Intensity :  

Key constituents :   Benzoic acid   

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Styracaceae     

Regions of Production :   Siam

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.  This Benzoin is solid crystals, similar to rock candy.  It can be dissolved in oil or alcohol, or burned as incense.

Safety :   Non-toxic, non-irritating.  Mild risk for skin sensitization

Blends well with :  Bergamot, Black Pepper, Copaiba, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon,  Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood

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References :

International Fragrance Research Association, (January 5, 2016).

Piesse, G.W.SeptimusThe 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), (January 28, 2016).


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 


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