Benzoin Resin

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Benzoin Resin, Sumatra, Styrax benzoin

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Benzoin Resin
Scientific Name:    Styrax benzoin
Country of Origin:    Sumatra
Synonyms:    Gum bezoin, gum benjamin, styrax benzoin
Plant Family:    Styraceac
Plant Parts Used:    Tree/Gum from trunk
Extraction Method:    Solvent
Physical Characteristics:    Benzoin resinoid is produced from both Siam and Sumatra types, It is an orange-brown viscous mass with an intensely rich sweet-balsamic vanilla like scent.
Dominant Note(s):    Base
Aroma:    Sweet like vanilla
Main Constituents:    

  1. 1. Sumatra Benzoin: mainly coniferyl cinnamate and sumaresinolic acid, with benzoic acid, cinnamic acid and traces of styrene, vanillin and benzaldehyde.
  2. 2. Siam benzoin; mainly coniferayl benzoate (65-75%) with benzoic acid, vanillin, siaresinolic acid and cinnamyl benzoate.

Blends With:    Bergamot, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood.
Safety Precautions:    Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization. Compound benzoin tincture is 'regarded as moderately toxic due to occasional contact dermatitis     in sensitive individuals.

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