Benzoin Resinoid Essential Oil

£6.18 £11.52

Benzoin is a thick oil which has a rich sweet-balsamic odour. Benzoin is traditionally thought to be anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antiseptic.



Benzoin | Latin Name: Styrax Benzoin | Family: Syracuse | Extraction: Solvent Extraction | Plant Part: Tree, Gum from the trunk

This Oil is produced from both the Siam and Sumatra types or a mix of the two. It is orange to brown in viscous mass with an intensely sweet rich balsamic odour.

Java, Sumatra and Thailand give us this tree. Triangular wounds are cut into the bark from which the sap exudes. It does not occur naturally. The greyish brown resinous lump is pressed into a solid mass and is not strictly an essential oil more a resin. It is melted by heating over water before it can be used.


Blends well with Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cypress, Juniper, Lemon, Coriander, Orange, Lavender and Petitgrain.

Benzion Resinoid is a BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Benzion is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cordial, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, styptic and vulnerary, making Benzoin good for, cuts, chapped skin, inflamed and irritated conditions, arthritis, gout, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, chills, colic, coughs, laryngitis, ‘flu, nervous tension and stress-related complaints.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk tradition

A scented gum used in cosmetics for hundreds of years. Ancients civilizations thought it a great remedy for driving away evil spirits and was often used in fumigations and incense. More recently it gained popularity as an ingredient if “Friar’s Balsam.” It was often referred to in old herbals as “gum Benzoin”, “balsam” or “gum benjamin”. “Virgin Milk” an old-fashioned toilet water, included Benzoin as well as Lavender and Ethanol. It was supposed to make the skin clear and brilliant. Is used as a fixative in perfumes.

Safety Data and MSDS

Non-toxic and non-irritant, possible sensitization. Can give a drowsy effect.

Coniferyl Cinnamate, Coniferyl Benzoate, Benzoic acid.

Benzoin Resinoid MSDS
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