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Name: Benzoin Sumatra
Common Names: Gum Benjamin
Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin
Plant Part used: Tree resin
Extraction Method: Solvent extracted.
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatic Intensity: Light-medium
Aromatic Description: Sweet, warm, woody, slight vanilla, powdery aroma
Colour/Characteristics: Light brown, thick, viscous liquid
Blends Well With: Frankincense, labdanum, myrrh, geranium, lavender, patchouli, orange, bergamot, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vetiver, pine, cedarwood atlas
Properties/Uses: Anti-inflammatory, expectorant, vulnerary, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, deodorant, sedative, styptic. May be used to help treat cuts, dermatitis, wounds & irritated skin conditions. As well as bronchitis, coughs & laryngitis.
Energetics: May also be used for nervous tension & other stress related conditions. May help those who worry or overthink, or when we are feeling neglected or emotionally needy. Benzoin can help to steady and focus our minds in preparation for meditation. It can provide comfort, support and psychic protection while we journey along our spiritual path, helping us to release painful memories and emotions with compassion and love. Robbi Zeck in The Blossoming Heart says that Benzoin can bring us into alignment with change. Benzoin can help us to acknowledge and integrate what has been changing in our lives.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, low risk of sensitisation. No contraindications known. Tisserand & Young recommend caution for dermal application for people with diseased or damaged skin or children under 2 years of age. They recommend a dermal maximum of 2%. Benzoin has GRAS status.
Country Of Origin: Asia
Conservation Status: Not listed.
We do not recommend these products as a replacement for traditional medicine.
Do Not Ingest.
Do Not Use Undiluted.
Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
Discontinue Use If Irritation Occurs.
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