Benzoin (wild crafted)
Styrax benzoin in Ricinus communis
Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia
Part Used: Resin
Extraction Method: Pure Benzoin is a solid resin at room temperature, our Benzoin is gently heated and combined with Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus communis) to render it more mobile. The dilution is 80% Castor to 20% Benzoin.
Sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like. Used frequently in perfumery.
Body: Anti-inflammatory. Antiseptic. Astringent. Circulatory stimulant. Genito-urinary tonic. Lung tonic and expectorant. Wound healing.
Mind: Sedative, calming and soothing. Relieves exhaustion.
Spirit: Assuring to the spirit. Instills confidence. Supports individuals in releasing grief and worry.
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