Balsam Peru

Scientific Name: Myroxylon balsamum

Country of Origin: El Salvador

Synonyms: Toluifera pereira, Myrosperum pereira, Myroxylon pereirae, Peruvian balsam, Indian Balsam, black balsam

Plant Family: Fabaceae (leguminosae)

Plant Parts Used: Crude balsam

Extraction Method: High vacuum dry distillation

Physical Characteristics: Pale amber or brown viscous liquid with a rich, sweet, balsamic, “vanilla-like” scent.

Aroma: Rich, sweet, balsamic vanilla like scent.Main Constituents: Benzioc and cinnamic acid esters such as benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate and cinnamyl cinnamate as well as others. The crude balsam contains approximately 50-64% oil, referred to as “cinnamein”, and is 20-28% resin.

Blends With: Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Rose, Spices, Floral and Oriental bases.

Safety Precautions: Non toxic, non irritant; however the balsam (not the oil) is a common contact allergen causing dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Those individuals may also be sensitive to bezoin resinoid.


ATTENTION: Alypsis Inc products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.

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