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Benzoin Essential Oil

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.

  • Improve your skin care routine- Due to its astringent properties, Benzoin naturally tightens and refines the pores. Making it an excellent addition to facial toners and cleansers.
  • Freshen breath- Its antimicrobial contents kill bacteria that lead to bad breath. Add 1-2 drops into your mouth wash for a healthy, clean mouth.
  • Maintain moisture balance- It is known that Benzoin Essential Oil can be helpful in maintaining a healthy moisture balance on the skin. Leaving skin hydrated and supple while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Relieve nervousness- Its healing effects on the mind make this oil a great addition to spiritual practices such as yoga and meditation. Helping to relieve anxiety and to calm the nerves.
  • Alleviate pain- Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, Benzoin Essential Oil is ideal for relieving pain in swollen joints and muscles. Simply add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into achy areas for relief.

Caution: When using essential oil, it's important to dilute it properly before applying to the skin and to perform a patch test to check for any potential allergic reactions. Additionally, pregnant women and individuals with certain health conditions should consult with a healthcare professional before using essential oils. Ensure that you are using high-quality, pure essential oils and be aware of individual sensitivities or allergies. If you have specific health concerns, consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating essential oils into your routine. Nearly all highly concentrated essential oils are flammable, so we suggest using them safely and keeping them away from flames and sparks. When you aren't using your essential oils, keep them stored and sealed in their original bottle and be careful of any leaks or spills.

Disclaimer: The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Dzirun. nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before use.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Dzirun as to the medicinal value of any products from Dzirun. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.