Benzoin Essential Oil is the balsamic resin from benzoin (a small tree).
Benzoin is a fixative. Used as a natural preservative in creams, it’s also comforting, uplifting and warming as a muscle ease massage – especially when a ‘pick me up’ is needed. Useful as a steam inhalant, especially in winter. It soothes cracked skin and is excellent for use in gardening handcreams. In colder months Benzoin will require gentle warming before use. Anti-oxidant, skin protective, antiseptic, and can be used in deodorant and for muscle and joint ease.
“Benzoin is used for healing many kinds of skin lesions from cracked and chapped hands to chilblains…I often put it into hand creams for people who work in the open – gardeners, foresters, builders etc.” – an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A – Z by Patricia Davis.
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Best kept in a cool dry place.