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Benzoin Resinoid

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

Class: Multi

Typical Major Constituents
Benzylbenzoate – 82%
Benzoic acid – 15%


Description: Yellow-orange; has an deep rich sweet vanilla & balsamic odour.

Ingredients: Benzoin Siam Crystals, Propylene Glycol Alcohol

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.

Immune: Flu.

Skin Care: Cuts, chapped skin, inflamed and irritated conditions, Chill-blains, Cracked toes & heels, Psoriasis, Burns, Tones tissue.


General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.


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The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.






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