Benzoin Essential Oil


Benzoin essential oil carries a calming, grounding energy.  It relieves depression and anxiety.

Inhaling benzoin  soothes anger and irritation.  It helps one release trauma and find tranquility.

Benzoin essential oil has an affinity for the root energy center.  It draws attention to unresolved issues involving injury, survival, and birth trauma, and helps bring resolution.

Aromatic Profile

Top Note:

Heart Note:  Delicate, soft, sweet, warm, ethereral balsamic

Base Note:   Soft, sweet, balsamic, vanilla like, slightly woody

Classification:  Base note

Tenacity:  Very high, excellent natural fixative

In natural perfumery, benzoin essential oil is prized for its fixative effect.  It is used in a wide range of perfume compositions.   Its character and tenacity are perfect for melding together diverse aromas and extending their aromatic life.

Benzoin finds use in high class florals, balsamic bases, incense and incense perfumes, sacred perfumes, and oriental perfumes.


More About Our Benzoin Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle OR 30ml violet glass bottle

Source:  Laos

Distillation:  Steam distilled by artisans, from the gum of wild trees

Botanical name:  Styrax tonkinensis

Texture:  Thick and resinous

Note:  Historically known as Gum Benjamin.  Though  many species exist that yield a similar oil, Styrax tonkinensis is the only species with this wide array of medicinal properties.  Most benzoin “essential oil” is solvent extracted, regardless of how it is labeled.  Ours is wild-crafted and steam distilled.

Homeopathic Properties of Benzoin Essential Oil


Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion–if mixed with thinner oils

External–topical application; massage; local compress; skin treatment; energy centers; small wounds and injuries

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Benzoin essential oil is normally solvent extracted (ours is pure steam distilled).  Solvent extracted oils are not of therapeutic quality, or suitable for internal uses.  Other similar species are often represented as “benzoin” as well.

A diluted blend of benzoin essential oil is helpful for relieving the itching and irritation of chicken pox and measles.  It also makes a wonderful post natal massage oil, relieving sensitivity, warming, and stimulating circulation.

Smelling benzoin can help anorexia, relieving the resistance to food.

It can help asthma by opening the breathing passages when inhaled.  It works well in inhalers for these purposes.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosages.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.0025 kg

1 ounce amber glass bottle, 30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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