Aromatically, Peru Balsam has a warm mild but deep, rich aroma that is woodsy yet sweet with a vanilla and benzoin quality. It also possesses a very subtle hint of cinnamon. Peru Balsam contains constituents that are present in Benzoin and Cinnamon Essential Oil
Balsam Peru is great for anchoring blends in soap that contain citrus eo. Add to your oils prior to adding your lye water for better distribution in your soap.
Parts Used: Gum Resin
Processing: Steam distilled
Aroma: Sweet Vanilla, Woodsy
Origin: El Salvador
INCI: Myroxylon balsamum var. pererae (Peru Balsam) Essential Oil
Dermal Usage Rate: .4%
CAS #: 8007-00-9
Blends Well With
Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang
This oil can cause skin sensitization. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.
Before using topically, perform a small patch test