There are some very interesting uses for benzoin, which strictly speaking, is not an essential oil, but rather, a resin. The Benzoin I carry is steam distilled and diluted with alcohol for pourability (80% Benzoin, 20% alcohol). Available at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 7 am – noon.
Benzoin has a rich caramel, vanilla-like scent. There are many uses for mind, body & spirit.
Here are some uses for Benzoin. Please patch test prior to use on skin. Benzoin can be a skin irritant; do not use undiluted. Blend at 1% concentration or less. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested uses & dilution ratios.
Mind ~ Uplifting • Stress • Anxiety • Gives Confidence • Relieves Emotional Fatigue • Winter ‘blahs’ (with citrus essential oil(s))
Suggested use: Breathe directly from bottle
Body ~ Expectorant • Antiseptic • Stimulates Circulation
Blend with a carrier oil for a massage oil to treat:
Rheumatism & arthritis • As a vapo•rub to help relieve congestion (cold, flu, bronchitis) • As a skin serum for dermatitis, dry, cracked, itching skin • As a belly rub to aid in expelling flatulence
Spirit ~ Base Chakra • Grounding • Spiritually Comforting
Suggested uses: Blend with a carrier oil for a massage oil
• Use to anoint base chakra before meditation • Apply to wrists to help promote & support groundedness throughout the day
As always, keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your health-care provider prior to use. If suffering from any health condition, consult your health-care provider before using.