Balsam Peru Oil
Balsam Peru oil is used in cosmetics, medicines, and the food industry such as in flavoring of baked goods or soft drinks.
Botanical Name - Myroxylon balsamum
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation
Parts Used - Crude balsam
Note Classification – Base
Aroma - Rich, balsamic, sweet vanilla-like undertone
Largest Producing Countries - San Salvador, El Salvador, and Central America
Traditional Use - Peru Balsam has been used to ease rheumatic pain and help with irritated skin conditions. It is also useful for respiratory complaints.
Properties - Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cicatrix, expectorant, and stimulant.
Benefits - Asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs, eczema, laryngitis, low blood pressure, rashes, rheumatism, sores, and wounds. Peru Balsam is a wonderful addition to blends formulated for skin irritations, because it may promote the growth of epithelial cells.
Blends Well With - Patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang, spice and floral oils.
Safety Data –
Balsam Peru oil
is non-toxic and non-irritant. It’s not recommended to use while pregnant. This oil may cause contact dermatitis in some people, according to some information.
The Landing of Christopher Columbus on the Island of San Salvador on the 12th October 1492
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