The Habituel Benzoin Resin is a balsamic resin extracted from the Sap of the Styrax Benzoin through a solvent extraction process. The main constituents of the oil are cinnamic acid, vanillin, and various other benzoins.
- It is the vanillin that gives it such a warm characteristic, sweet odour.
- It is a thick resinous liquid and can be diluted with various oils for aromatherapy
- It is a golden brown and is usually used in perfumery as a base oil
The main uses of benzoin resin:
- In Perfumery
- To make incense
- Flavouring in food
- Medicine (tincture of benzoin)
- Scented Candles