Benzoin Absolute 50%

Adam Michael has this to say “Benzoin absolute is a bit of a confusing subject as all benzoin material is solvent extracted so technically speaking maybe we should offer the two benzoin variants found in the resinoid section as absolutes. The reason why we don’t and what sets this material apart from the other two we offer is the quality of the solvent used. In this instance a far more nature identical solvent is used where as with the other two materials, cheaper solvents are used and then the material is diluted down in DPG (20% and 50%) to make both materials pourable and easy to work with. If you are familiar with Benzoin Absolute you’ll know how challenging this material can be to get into a pourable state. For this reason we now offer it diluted at 50% in ethanol.”

Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin

Origin: Siam