Common Name: Oil of benzoin- Benzoin is extracted from the bark of Styrax Tonkinesis tree. Also called gum benzoin or gum benjamin.
Usage: Recommended uses include that of a mental stimulant, relieves red chapped and itchy skin. Heals cuts and skin breaks. Relieves congestion and is used to treat colds, coughs and bronchitis. Also used as a perfume fixative and in incense making. Blends nicely with rose. Emotionally uplifting and stress relieving. Benzoin has been used for a long time in the middle east in both perfumes and incense.
Precautions:Can be skin sensitizing and excessive use may cause drowsiness.