Peru Balsam Essential Oil
Peru Balsam comes from the balsam of the Myroxylon balsamum tree from El Salvador.
- Botanical Family: Fabaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Balsam
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Peru Balsam is primarily comprised of esters (benzyl benzoate).
- Nervous System: calms emotional imbalances, nervous tension, and stress
- Respiratory: helps with congestion and inflammation
- Skin: soothes dry skin, chapped skin, minor cuts and abrasions, and other irritations
- Spiritual: Supports the Root, Heart, and Crown Chakras focusing on supporting love and relationships and expansive higher levels of consciousness
- Scent Profile: Base note with a vanilla-cinnamon aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Peru Balsam can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Balsamic, Vanilla
- Blends well with: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Yuzu
- No known issues
Products Using Peru Balsam Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.