Benzoin 100% Pure Essential Oil, 2 fl oz (59 mL) Bottle
Derived from a flowering tree (Styrax benzoin) native to Southeast Asia, benzoin is an aromatic resin that can be converted into oil through solvent extraction. Benzoin's golden hue is a telltale sign of its warm, rich scent, which carries a significant vanilla presence. Most widely included in incense, benzoin has historically been used to banish evil spirits. Today it commonly featured in luxurious perfumes.
Plant Part Used
Medium. Warm and vanilla-like.
Benzoin Essential Oil Benefits
Serenely soothing and gracefully grounding. Conveys the comfort and calm of a loving embrace.
Blends Well With
Angelica, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Peru Balsam, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
History of Benzoin
Not to be confused with the organic chemical compound benzoin, this fragrant oil is sourced from the sticky resin of the tall Southeast Asian tree known as Styrax benzoin. Historically exported from the region by sea trade, benzoin became prized throughout Europe, Asia and Africa for its warm vanilla-honey scent. This led to its inclusion in many varieties of incense and perfume, spiking demand throughout the world.
Using Benzoin Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Indonesian Island Getaway
Featuring smooth jojoba carrier oil, this blend evokes the carefree relaxation of an exotic Indonesian vacation… without the airfare!
A soothing and uplifting blend, just add to hot water and inhale the vapors.
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!