Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Plant Part: Resin
Processing Method: Solvent Extraction with benzyl benzoate
Description / Color / Consistency: This resin is a thick brown, viscous liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma that is used as a base note with a medium aroma.
Blends With: Cardamom, Frankincense, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain and Sandalwood.
Product Abstract: The Benzoin tree originates in
Java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet).
Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree from which the
grayish-colored sap exudes. When the resinous lump becomes hard and
brittle, it is collected from the bark. It is then cleaned and processed
by solvent extraction to produce the thick, resinous oil. Also known as
Gum Benjamin, Benzoin is one of the classic ingredients of incense, and
it has been widely used in perfumery. We recommend placing the bottle
in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is
back to the liquid state, gently agitate before use.
Benzoic Acid: 10 - 12%
Cinnamic Acid: 4 - 7%
Benzyl Cinamate: 2 - 4%
Methyl Cinamate: 10 - 17%
Cinnamyl Cinnamate: 8 - 14%
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only.
May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is
recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.