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Benzoin Resinoid 50%

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

50% Benzoin diluted in 50% benzyl benzoate, This has quite a thick consistency but is still easy to work with. Should it be a little difficult just keep it near a warm source for 5-10 minutes and it will be easy to work with. (Maybe place the bottle on a radiator but make sure the cap is on! or submerge the bottle, up to the neck, in a bowl of hot water.)

Adam Michael has this to say “Benzoin has the ability to stimulate at the same time as soothe, it seems to ‘get things moving’ in the body, whether it is clearing mucus, stimulating the circulation, expelling gas or increasing the flow of urine. It is very comforting for griping pains in the stomach, and for urinary tract infections.

Like myrrh and frankincense, benzoin has been used for thousands of years as an ingredient of incense, and to drive out evil spirits, and like these two it is both soothing and stimulating. It is also very warming, and this makes it particularly helpful for colds, flu, coughs and sore throats.

Its use in the form of Friar’s Balsam, as an inhalation for sore throats and loss of voice, is probably its best known virtue.”

Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin

Origin: Laos

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This product is now offered in 2 wholesale pack sizes. Prices before vat are as follows – 100G = 28 Euros, 250G = 60 Euros. Prices displayed here do include vat on top – but if you are Europe based (Italy not included) and vat registered, just enter your vat number at checkout and the 22% vat will be deducted. Likewise if you reside in USA, Canada or Russia, you don’t need to do anything as the vat is removed at checkout automatically : )

1 review for Benzoin Resinoid 50%

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mauricio (verified owner)

    Benzoin may be the resin I appreciate the least, but it is an outstanding material. This offering makes this tricky substance much easier to work with in exchange for some of the natural’s oomph, a trade-off I’m satisfied to take. It reminds me of ‘champagne’, whereas Styrax makes me think of brandy and Labdanum evokes whiskey to my mind.

    It is somewhat sparkly, understated and, as a friend says, shy, carrying its duties as a long-lasting uncomplicated base note with aplomb. Adding a bit of Moss and highly diluted Black Pepper Absolute to it creates the illusion of bubbles exploding in your nose, making the champagne aspect shine. My favorite combination, though, is mixing it with Iris and/or ionones for a treat of olfactory plush that lasts for hours.

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