Benzoin has a delicious deep sweet vanilla aroma. Warms and tones the heart and circulation, both physically and metaphorically.
It is both a stimulant and antidepressant that can uplift mood as well as a relaxant and sedative that can relieve anxiety, shock, grief, tension, nervousness and stress. In other words, it can bring the nervous system back to a normal state.
Good for people who are cut off from their heart and feelings. Warming, drying, uplifting and eventually soporific – qualities of the Sun.
Excellent Fixer for essential oil blends and perfumes.
Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Method of Extraction: Extruded
Part Typically Used: Resin from the Benzoin tree.
Country of Origin: Laos
Typical Major Constituents
Benzylbenzoate – 82%
Benzoic acid – 15%
Description: Yellow-orange; has an deep rich sweet vanilla & balsamic odour.
Actions: Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Cardiac tonic, Deodorant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Sedative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Styptic, Anti-oxidant.
Special use: Pronounced action on mucous membranes. Warms and tones the heart and Circulation, both physically and metaphorically. Good for people who are cut off from their Heart and feelings. Warming, drying, uplifting and eventually soporific – Qualities of the Sun.
Blends Well With: Rose, Sandalwood, Lemon, Lime, Jasmine, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cypress, Juniper, Coriander & other Spice oils.
Safety Data: Non-toxic, Non-irritant.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Muscle & Skeletal system: Gout, Arthritis, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism.
Nervous System: Uplifting, soothing, warming but not stimulating. Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue/ Exhaustion, Emotional Shock, Nervous Tension & Stress related complaints, Insomnia.
Respiratory: Asthma, Flu, Coughs, Chills, Laryngitis.
Skin Care: Cuts, chapped skin, inflamed and irritated conditions, Chill-blains, Cracked toes & heels, Psoriasis, Burns, Tones tissue.
General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations
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