Benzoin, India

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Styrax benzoin

Plant Part: oleoresin

Extraction method: extraction by solvent.

Origin: India


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Crop type: 
Thick brown, viscous liquid
Characteristic sweet vanilla balsamic odor
Oil Properties: 
Oil Recommendations: 
Styrax benzoin oil
Product code: EAS789236

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Anny Schneider

Benzoin is used all over the world as a preservative in ointments for dermatological use.

Due to its high content of benzoic acid and its various esters, it is an exceptional antiseptic and antifungal.

As its resin is ultradense, it is a mother tincture rather than a pure essential oil.

For the same reason, it is important to dilute it in a vegetable oil.

Origin of this essential oil

This benzoin essential oil from India is extracted by solvent and then distilled from the oleoresin of the plant.


Favorable action on the psyche and emotional rebalance (use by traditional healers).

It has a sweet balsamic and vanilla aroma that is often used as a fixative in perfumery.

Its thick resinous texture makes it hard to use with the typical essential oil bottles so we bottle it in bottles with a slightly larger opening.

Suggestions for use

inhalation, diffusion (after dilution).


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


Possibility of allergic reactions.

More information

Its uses are essentially perfumery as a so-called "oriental" note for benzoin from Siam, and aromas, in particular cigarettes, for benzoin from Sumatra.

Siam benzoin also finds some pharmaceutical applications in the form of a tincture.

Benzoin from Siam or Laos is the most important of the active ingredients in Armenian paper.

Benzoin is also used as incense, especially in the Russian Orthodox Church and in the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia).

It is a large tree with whitish twigs, white flowers on the outside and red on the inside.

The resin is collected after incision.

The smell is reminiscent of vanilla (there is vanillin in benzoin).


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