Botanical Name – Styrax benzoin & Ricinus communis
Uses – Soothing & warming. Benzoin helps soften and moisturise dry, chapped and hard skin. It can help to form a protective layer on the skin’s surface and blends well with many other skin oils, including lavender and rose. Also supportive to the respiratory and urinary systems. Comforting, strengthening and stabilising.Aroma – Sweet vanilla
Part of Plant – Tree resin
Extraction Method – Resin is released from the tree when the bark is incised. Pure Benzoin is a solid resin at room temperature therefore it is gently heated and combined with Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus communis) to render it more mobile. The dilution is 80% Castor to 20% Benzoin.
We find this a much nicer and much more natural alternative to the commonly available Benzoin/Propylene glycol option.
Country of Origin – Indonesia
Chemical Constitutes – Coniferyl benzoate, benzoic acid, benzyl benzoate
GLC – As this is a blend in castor oil, the material is not suitable for GC analysis.