Balsam of Peru Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Myroxylon balsamum
Origin: El Salvador
Aroma: A rich, sweet vanilla-like aroma.
Perfume Note: Base
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Blends Well With: Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Rose and Spice Oils.
Description and Uses: Balsam Peru essential oil is extracted from the protective resin that exudes from the bark of the tree when it is wounded. The oil is used as a fixative and fragrance component in lotions, detergents, soaps, and other body care products. It has an exotic aroma which is anchoring, strengthening and imparts a rich, earthy scent to perfumes. Energetically, it is said to have stimulating as well as calming properties in times of stress.
Balsam Peru is a very thick oil and the reducer cap on the smaller bottles may need to be removed in order to extract. Gently warming the bottle in a double boiler may help as well.
Cautions: Balsam Peru essential oil may cause skin sensitization.
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