The Benzoin tree originates in Java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet). Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree from which the grayish-colored sap exudes. When the resinous lump becomes hard and brittle, it is collected from the bark.
Benzoin is one of the classic ingredients of incense, and it has been widely used in perfumery.
Benzoic Acid: 10 – 12%
Cinnamic Acid: 4 – 7%
Benzyl Cinamate: 2 – 4%
Methyl Cinamate: 10 – 17%
Cinnamyl Cinnamate: 8 – 14%
Solvent Extraction with benzyl benzoate
COLOR & CONSISTENCY
This resin is a thick brown, viscous liquid.
A Base note, Benzoin oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma that is used with a medium aroma.
Black pepper, copaiba balsam, coriander, cypress, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, rose
Cardamom, Frankincense, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain and Sandalwood.
May cause skin irritation.