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Peru Balsam

Peru Balsam has a sweet scent of vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of clove. It is a pourable resin dark yellow in colour.

Helps with respiratory disorders and lessens mucus. Stimulates the heart, increasing blood pressure.

Wonderful for skin; sores and wounds, including bed sores and scabies.

A warming opening essential oil that soothes both the mind and nervous system.


Botanical Name: Myroxylon peruiferum

Part Typically Used: Bark

Method of Extraction: Extrusion

Origin: El Salvador

Typical Main Constituents
Benzyl benzoate – 80%
Benzyl cinnamate – 9%
E-Cinnamic Acid – 3%
Benzoic acid – 2%
Tans-Nerolidol – 2%


Description:  Peru Balsam has that sweet scent; sort of vanilla, cinnamon with hint of clove. A Pourable Resin dark yellow in colour. Like maple syrup, it’s tapped from the tree’s trunk after it has reached maturity (about 20 years of age), and was traditionally used as an anointing oil and religious blessings.

Blends well with:  Cinnamon, Clove, Vanilla Patchouli, Lavender, Ylang ylang, Black pepper, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Rose.

Actions: Anti Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Balsamic, Expectorant, Parasiticide, Stimulant, Promotes the growth of skin cells.

Nervous system: Nervous tension & Stress.

Skin Care: Dry & chapped skin, eczema, rashes, sensitive skin, rashes & Wounds.  Reduces skin inflammation.

Respiratory System: Colds & Coughing,  Flu, Bronchitis, Asthma.

Circulation Muscles & Joints: Low blood pressure, poor circulation, Rheumatism.

Safety Data:  Non-toxic Non-irritant.


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