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Star Child Benzoid Resinoid 10ml (Styrax benzoin) Essential Oil (1:9)

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Benzoin 'oil' is actually a resinoid, derived from a tree that is native to Southeast Asia, Java and Sumatra. In Asia, the resin has been used for sacred and medicinal purposes for thousands of years.

  • Scent: A sweet, balsamic, sensuous scent with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Blends well with Ambrette Seed, Amyris, Rose, Geranium, Sandalwood and Agarwood.
  • 1:9 dilution in Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)

Traditional: Relaxing and soothing scents that soothe the mind. The scent is deeply sensuous.

 In aromatherapy skin care it is used for dry, inflamed skin conditions. Associations; circulation, gout, arthritis, rheumatism and respiratory system such as bronchitis, asthma, coughs and laryngitis.

Magical : The profuse smoke of Benzoin provides excellent 'substance' in which spirits may manifest. Its sumptuous sweet scent is suitable for use in love magic as it will stimulate sensual perception and open the heart chakra. It lends itself well to use in aphrodisiac potions and incense blends. It can help the mind to let go of painful emotions, past grievances and resentment, Benzoin may attune the heart chakra to the vibration of love as a balance between give and take. In Java, shamans use it for shape shifting to take on the animal bodies of their spirit allies.

 

Benzoin is one of the most important incense ingredients and is awidely used in all kinds of spiritual ceremonies. Its sweet scent pleases the Gods and invokes their benevolence.

In northern parts of Europe it was more appreciated for its medicinal virtues, particularly its expectorant qualities, which are still utilised today in the famous Friars Balsam. As remedial incense it was thought to brighten the spirits and drive out 'cold dampness'. In perfumery it is used as preservative and fixative for other oils.

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