Benzoin (styrax benzoin)

Benzoin (styrax benzoin) warm, sweet aroma. Can be a replacement for vanilla. This essential oil is derived from the resinous sap of the benzoin tree. Native to Java, Sumatra, and Thailand. 

Application Methods of Benzoin

  • Use in bath and shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits. 
  • Diffuse for stress, depression, emotional upset, nervousness. 
  • Massage, diluted for physical aliment. 

Medicinal uses

Acne, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, arthritis, bronchitis, calming, chilblains, circulatory health, cold, cough, deodorant, depression, diabetes, diuretic, eczema, emotional balance, expectorant, muscle pain and stiffness, nervousness, rash, relaxation, scar tissue, sedated, stress.


Bergamot, birch, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, coriander, cypress, fir needle, frankincense, German chamomile, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, orange, peppermint, petitgrain, roman chamomile, rose, sandalwood, spearmint, spruce. 


May act as a sedative. Not safe for children under 6. 

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