Benzoin Essential Oil

Benzoin Essential Oil

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Botanical Name:                    Styrax benzoin                                                         

Family Name:                        Styracaceae

Origin:                                    South East Asia, Thailand

Method of Extraction:          Solvent extraction of the tree resin

Note:                                       Base

Colour:                                   Brown, deep amber

Aroma:                                   Sweet, balsamic, vanilla like

Main Chemical Components:          70% Esters, 15% Acids       

Properties:   Anti-inflammatory, (internal) anti-septic, astringent, carminative, cordial, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, styptic, vulnerary, anti-oxidant,

Contra-indications:  Can be toxic in large doses, may cause drowsiness. May cause allergic reactions when applied to sensitive skin.  Will negate homeopathics. DO NOT USE ON FACE