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Silverstone 100% Supreme Quality Essential Oil BENZOIN - Styrax Benzoin
Benzoin, also known as gum benjamin, is an important ingredient in friar's balsam, or compound tincture of benzoin, which has been favoured for many years in the treatment of chest colds and bronchitis. The essential oil - or resinoid produced from the resin by solvent extraction and is very viscous. Some kinds are solid. It is orange-amber in colour and sold in liquid form.
Benzoin can be used to benefit the respiratory system by steam inhalation, is an effective expectorant and has an anti-inflammatory action that soothes laryngitis. Additionally, its antiseptic properties can help in the treatment of throat and respiratory infections. Its vanilla-like fragrance makes it enjoyable to use. In massage, mixed with a base oil, benzoin is used as a stress-reliever, relaxant and mood enhancer. It is invaluable in soothing 'jangled' nerves and will warm body and mind, do much to relieve rheumatic and arthritic pain and stimulate a sluggish circulation.
Benzoin is generally kind to the skin and can be used as a cleanser and as a treatment for dry and chapped skin. It is also used extensively in the cosmetics industry as a fragrant addition to the ingredients in bath products, shampoos and perfumes.
Suitable methods of use Bathing, inhalation, massage, skin care, vaporizer/diffuser.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only. It is not provided to diagnose, prescribe or treat any condition of the body. The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for medical counselling with a health professional.
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