Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Aroma: Warm, sweet, vanilla-like
Perfume Note: Base
Method of Extraction: Solvent extraction
Blends Well With: Coriander, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, rose, sandalwood, and spice oils
Description and Benzoin Uses: Benzoin is a warming, vanilla-scented resin absolute. Used in the East since ancient times as a medicine and incense, Benzoin is now a popular oil in aromatherapy and perfumery. Because this absolute is quite thick and sticky, it's easier to work with if you warm the bottle before using. We recommend placing the bottle in hot water (not on direct heat) until the absolute begins to liquefy.
Caution: Can be a skin irritant. Dilute well if applying to the skin.
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