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Benzoin is a balsamic, vanilla like resin distilled from the tropical shrubs of Styrax Benzoin. The ancient aroma of this oil has been used by almost every culture around the world since records began in both incense and medicine. Its medicinal use throughout history is legendary, and the aromatic resin from the tree still remains in high regard within the world of perfumery and medicine.
Its comforting aroma acts like a fine fixative in fragrances and is a key component in perfumes. It has a rich, warm, slightly woody, creamy vanilla reminiscence scent.
Skin: The astringent properties of this oil helps tone muscles and skin. If mixed with water and used as a mouthwash, it also tightens gums. The astringent property is also very helpful in face lifting and for reduction of wrinkles on the skin.
Improves circulation: It raises spirit and uplifts mood and is widely used in various ceremonies around the world. It is also used in incense sticks and other such substances which when burnt gives out the smoke with the characteristic aroma of the Benzoin oil. The molecules of the compounds of this oil when inhaled, stimulates nervous system giving warm feeling and improving circulation.
Alleviates Pain: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, benzoin oil is a superstar at pain relief. Apply topically to swollen joints or stiff muscles for relief. It can also be massaged for a deeper more effective way of relieving pain. You can add in few drops of frankincense for added benefit.
Removes Bad odour: The rich aroma of this oil is widely used as a deodorant. When mixed in bathing water or massage oils, it kills body odour as well as the germs causing it
Relieves anxiety: Besides being stimulant and antidepressant on one hand, it is relaxant and sedative on the other. It relieves anxiety, tension, nervousness and stress. It creating uplifting atmosphere and relaxes people in stress.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.