Styrax benzoin species. Our benzoin resinoid is collected directly from Siamese styrax trees. Siamese benzoin is of higher quality and has a more refined odour than Sumatran benzoin. Siamese benzoin has a smooth, sweet, vanilla-like aroma. The resinoid is a dark brown-orange, viscous liquid.
This resinoid is one of the ingredients used in Friars Balsam and is known as an expectorant. Its warm, vanilla aroma enhances its reputation as a warming and soothing oil.
Methods of use: Massage, skin and beauty care. It may also be used in the bath but MUST be diluted in carrier oil first.
Cautions: Care with sensitive skins – Do not use on babies.