Having botanical name Stryax benzoin, Benzoin Pure Oils offered has its origin in Sumatra and is a brown, viscous colored liquid with warm, sweet balsamic odor. Being insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol and oils, it has a refractive index of 1.4021 to 1.4022. The oil is extracted using solvent extraction process from the trunk part of a large tropical tree that has pale green leaves
The extracted oil is used for its incense and medicinal values and is known by the common names of Benzoin Essential Oil, Benzoin resinoid, Benzoin, Friar's balsam. Blending well with frankincense, lemon, myrrh, jasmine, rosewood, rose, sandalwood, juniper berry other citrus and spice oils, it's used in soap making ingredients as well as for massage oils, scent, potpourri, lotions, diffusers, air fresheners, body fragrance, perfume oils, aromatherapy products and bath oils. Some other usage of the oils include in facial steam and hair treatment as well as in treating cases of colds & flu, treating arthritis, bronchitis, asthma, soothing sore throats and rheumatism.