This ravishing and concentrated resin is extracted from the Benzoin tree (Styrax benzoin) that mainly grows in Malaysia and Indonesia today. Its scent can be compared to that of vanilla, with a balsam-like nuance. It is believed that ancient papyrus records recorded that this aromatic resin was traded into China and Egypt across the Red Sea and was typically ground into a powder, mixed with other fragrant materials, and turned into incense. It is also believed that the Sultan of Egypt would send it as gifts to the Doge of Venice and the Queen of Cyprus.
This sweet, delicate resin was commonly used to make incense, potpourri and perfume because of its versatility and pleasant aroma. It was brought over by traders into Europe and used in perfumes worn by Queen Elizabeth I. Not only does this resinous oil smell delightful but it also can have plenty of benefits to your health and well-being.
A natural disinfectant, Benzoin Essential Oil can be used in mouthwash to clean the mouth and kill bacteria that cause bad breath. Its astringent properties are highly affective as a toner for the skin after cleansing. Helping to tighten and reduce the appearance of large pores. Similarly, it can keep the skin hydrated and supple by preventing moisture loss.
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