Botanical Name: Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Mar 2017
Minimum Shelf Life: 8 years
Plant Part: Resin
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma: Sweet, rich, smooth, balsamic with honey, caramel and vanilla-like notes
Blends well with: Spice, Woods and Florals; especially well with Black Pepper, Lotus Pink, Neroli, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang Complete
Most Balsam of Peru essential oil is quite viscous (thick to semi-solid) and difficult to blend with other aromatic oils without warming. Sample our less viscous Peru Balsam oil from a small artisan distiller producing a rich yet mobile oil (needs no warming to liquefy), that is quite simply an absolute must have for any natural perfumer's repertoire. A bit more costly than thicker versions but well worth it!
We highly recommend this tenacious oil for spice, floral, and oriental note perfumes and blends. The rich, sweet, smooth, caramel, vanilla notes in this Balsam of Peru make it an excellent base note fixative in perfumes. Balsam of Peru naturally contains vanillin and is where the lovely, but unique, sweet balsamic caramel honeyed vanilla notes originate from. Whether for natural perfume, soap or candle creations, this Balsam of Peru imparts an almost edible aroma.
Aroma-therapeutically, Balsam of Peru has traditionally been used for addressing a multitude of skin disorders, rheumatism, and respiratory conditions because of its antiseptic, antibacterial, and healing properties.
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