Essential Oils

Benzoin Essential Oil (Stryrax benzoin)

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Sources: Indonesia, Morocco
Extraction: Solvent extraction
Note: Base
Scent: Warm, vanilla, cinnamon notes
Key Points:

  • Calming and grounding
  • Good for stress and depression
  • Ease respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, coughs, bronchitis
  • Thick, so not suitable for nebulizers


Properties: antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, sedative
Uses:  coughs, bronchitis, asthma, stress, depression, insomnia, calming
Cautions:  Possible skin sensitizer.  Too much can make you sleepy.

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