Benzoin Essential Oil (Pourable)
Benzoin Essential Oil (Pourable)

Benzoin Essential Oil (Pourable)

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Styrax tonkinensis, wildcrafted resin fractional and molecular distilled, from Laos.
Part Number: EOBNZ
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Botanical Name: Styrax tonkinensis (common name Benzoin Siam)
Country of Origin: Laos
Cultivation: Wildcrafted
Extraction Method: Combined Fractional and Molecular Distillation
Distillation Date: Sep 2018
Plant Part: Resin
Minimum Shelf Life: 5 years
Viscosity: Thick but pourable; warm to liquefy. Alcohol soluble.
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma: Balsamic, rich, creamy, sweet, almond and vanilla notes
Blends well with: Angelica Root, Black Pepper, Buddha Wood, Cardamom, Champaca Pink, Cypriol (Nagarmotha), Frankincense sacra, Galbanum, Lotus Pink, Myrrh, Opponax, Patchouli, Palo Santo, Sandalwood Mysore, Vetiver (Haiti), Ylang Ylang Complete, Ylang Ylang Extra

At last, pourable Benzoin essential oil! This unique oil is from an extraordinary extraction technique combining molecular and fractional distillation. The rich, creamy, balsamic, almond vanilla-like heart notes of Benzoin are cherished by perfumers.

Use Benzoin essential oil, common name Benzoin Siam, to impart a vanilla aroma similar to, but certainly not equal to, our pure Vanilla Bourbon Co2. Because Benzoin blends well with practically every scent we shortened our ‘Blends well with’ list to just include our favorites.

We are thrilled to make this pourable essential oil available! The technique to produce our Benzoin essential oil starts with Fractional Separation performed in phases during initial extraction. After fractions are collected they are reassembled by Molecular (greater than high vacuum) distillation. The result is this thick but pourable Benzoin essential oil. Benzoin is usually available as a solid to semi-solid Absolute from solvent extracted resin and very difficult to work with or has been diluted with perfumer alcohol or solvent. There are no solvents or additives contained in our Benzoin, making it the most natural form available!

Benzoin does not easily blend with carrier oil alone because it is considered alcohol soluble. We recommend blending first with organic alcohol. Because of all the licensing and additional taxes surrounding this type of product we do not offer it here but are happy to recommend Alchemical Solutions as an excellent source for organic grape and sugar cane alcohols. Alternatively high proof alcohol such as Vodka can be used.

Due to sensitization concerns (see Contraindications section below), and because of Benzoin's similarity of aroma with Vanilla, we highly recommend it as an economical substitute for our precious Vanilla Co2 Total extract. We do not recommend it be used in an electric diffuser because its thick syrupy viscocity will gummy up the machine.

Aromatherapy use: None documented.

General use: Natural and fine perfume, base note fixative, candles

Contraindications: Benzoin is known to be a dermal sensitizer and should be well diluted in any product intended for skin application, and, in accordance with IFRA ‘final product amount’ guidelines.

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