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. Sumatra Benzoin: mainly coniferyl cinnamate and sumaresinolic acid, with benzoic acid, cinnamic acid and traces of styrene, vanillin and benzaldehyde.

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.


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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