Balsam of Peru Pure Essential Oil
Balsam of Peru organic essential oil is a deep brown color and obtained from the resin of the Myroxylon balsamum tree. This tree is indigenous to Central and South America. The resin of which this oil comes from, goes by many different names such as Black Balsam, Tolu, Balsam Fir Oil, Balsam of Peru, Indian Balsam and China Oil.
The aroma is a mix of sweet and spicy, reminiscent of clove, vanilla and cinnamon. This unique aroma makes it useful in aromatherapy. One must be careful when applying this oil topically, as many have shown allergic reactions to it. Peru Balsam may have to be diluted as much as 50 times.
Following are historical uses of this oil and have not been evaluated by FDA. See 'Terms & Conditions' for full disclosure.
Historical Health Benefits
- Antiseptic for cleaning wounds
- Antiperspirant and deodorant
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal
Historical Emotional Benefits
- Eases anxiety and stress
- Promotes creativity
- Instills confidence
- Flash point: 200° F
- Botanical name: Myroxylon pereirae
- Country of origin: El Salvador
- Method of extraction: Steam distillation
- Blends well with cinnamon, clove bud, lavender, rose geranium, rosewood and ylang ylang.
**Essential oils up to 4 ounce size come in an amber glass bottle. 8 ounce size and larger come in a plastic bottle.