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Peru Balsam Myroxylon pereirae

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Botanical Name: Myroxylon pereirae
Plant Part: Crude Balsam
Extraction Method: Vacuum
Origin: Central United States

Description: Peru balsam is collected from wild trees along the 'Balsam Coast' of El Salvador, though many such trees are available in North America.

Colour: dark Brown

Common Uses: Peru Balsam essential oil has been used by aromatherapists for Bronchitis, chapped skin, colds, coughing, eczema, the flu, poor circulation, rashes, sensitive skin, and nervous and stress disorders. It is also believed to promote growth of epithelial cells.

Consistency: Very Thick

Note: Base

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Peru Balsam essential oil blends well with spicy, floral, oriental and balsamic scented oils.

Aromatic Scent: Peru Balsam has a vanilla like scent. For this reason you will see it as a scenting agent in creams and lotions.

History: Historically, this was an important ingredient in the anointing oils of the Christian faith. It was combined with olive oil and used for blessing by a bishop and used as a chrism.

Cautions: Peru Balsam may cause skin sensitization in some.

Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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  • Model: AEO.PER
  • 9994 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Essentialz

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 April, 2006.