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Benzoin Essential Oil

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 44 reviews
Benzoin Oil is a luxurious addition to any aromatherapy collection. With its rich, warm, and vanilla-like scent, this oil will envelop you in a sense of comfort and relaxation.

Not only does it provide an indulgent aroma, but it also offers several benefits. Benzoin Oil is a natural antiseptic, making it ideal for use in skincare products. It can also be added to body sprays, bath water, or soaps to elevate your self-care routine.
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The oil is 100% Vegan - No animal was harmed nor used in the manufacturing of this product.

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Oil Report

Access the certificate of analysis below to see the geographical and scientific data of our Benzoin Oil.

Geographical & Botanical Breakdown of Benzoin Oil

View and download the Certificate of Analysis for our Benzoin Oil.

Botanical Name
Styrax benzoin
Essential Oil
CAS Number
Also Known As
  • Friar's Balsam Oil
Grown In
  • India

Oil Profile

Resinous Benzoin Oil is packed with deep, rich aromas and grounding, balancing properties.
Extraction Method
Solvent Extraction
Parts Used
Golden brown liquid
Sweet, warm, rich
Key Components
Cinnamic acid, benzoic acid, benzaldehyde
Blends Well With
Amber, frankincense, and patchouli essential oils
Mixes Well With
Calendula, grapeseed, or rosehip carrier oils

Key Components

Benzoin Essential Oil has antimicrobial properties that may help cleanse and protect the skin from bacteria.
Benzoin Essential Oil contains vanillin, which is a compound largely responsible for its vanilla-like scent.
Cinnamic acid is another naturally-occurring chemical in Benzoin Essential Oil that exhibits powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

Benzoin Oil Uses

Discover the alluring qualities of Benzoin Essential Oil and embrace its soothing and aromatic benefits with the following topical and aromatic applications.

How to Use Benzoin Oil

Topical Uses

Nail Nourisher: Create a nurturing nail conditioner by adding a few drops of Benzoin Essential Oil to a carrier oil, such as Jojoba oil. Massage the oil blend onto your nails and cuticles for its potential to promote healthy-looking nails.

Silken Body Lotion: Infuse shea butter or body lotion with Benzoin Essential Oil for a luxurious and aromatic skincare experience. Mix a few drops of the oil into the lotion and apply it to your body, reveling in the moisturizing and softening effects.

Aromatic Uses

Drawer Delight: Transform your drawers into fragrant havens by adding a few drops of Benzoin Essential Oil onto cotton balls or fabric squares. Place them inside your drawers to infuse your clothes with the rich and vanillic aroma of Benzoin.

Vanilla Perfume Base: Add a few drops of this oil to a carrier oil, such as Almond Oil, along with other essential oils, such as Lavender Oil, and use it as a base for creating your own personalized perfume, and embrace the sweet and comforting scent of vanilla.

Benzoin Essential Oil Bath Soak Recipe


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dried rose petals (optional)
  • 10 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
  • A few drops of your preferred carrier oil (such as Jojoba or Sweet Almond)


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add the mixture to a warm bath and soak for 15-20 minutes to enjoy the soothing and aromatic experience.

Benzoin Oil Fun Facts

Benzoin Essential Oil has been used in rituals and ceremonies to invoke feelings of protection, purification, and spiritual connection.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, Benzoin in powdered form, along with spices, was imported to England specifically for the purpose of preparing perfumes.

In ancient Malayan culture, it was believed that the smoke from burning benzoin had the power to dispel negative spirits and diseases.

What is Benzoin Oil?

Benzoin Essential Oil originates from a type of phenolic resin produced primarily in Indonesia. This resin has played a significant role in various cultural, religious, and traditional practices due to its aromatic properties and potential health benefits. 

Benzoin resin has a sweet and comforting scent, which made it a popular choice for fragrance in religious rituals and ceremonies. Beyond its aromatic uses, benzoin was also valued as a natural flavoring in foods. 

Benzoin Essential Oil, extracted from the resin, possesses a range of properties that contribute to its potential benefits. It has demonstrated antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and pesticidal effects. In this day and age, Benzoin Essential Oil is best known for its warm, vanilla fragrance, commonly added to fragrance blends and perfumes.

What Our Customers Think

"Great oil, just a dash turns my daily cream into that expensive store cream! Will buy this again." - Amelia 12/17/21
"I really like this oil, it's a bit thick & takes time to work with it, but worth every bit." - Lydia 05/11/22
"The aroma of this oil is incredible. Smells warm and inviting, like vanilla. My customers tell me how relaxing and calming this scent it all of the time." - Max 05/06/22
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