As schedules become busier, it can be second-nature to put your own wellbeing on the backburner. When daily stressors become too much, lean on the gentle strength of Balsam of Peru for some much-needed mental support that will help balance your mood and get you through the day with ease.
With an almost vanilla-like scent, Balsam of Peru presents a medium-strength rich, sweet, and balsamic aroma that presents as a base fragrance note that pairs well with many DIY diffuser blends.
A great addition to any essential oil lover’s collection, Balsam of Peru provides a wide range of soothing and supportive benefits for both topical and aromatherapeutic applications. Add to your favorite diffuser blend to help bolster restful sleep and promote a sense of calm during times of stress. Inhale directly from the bottle or add to an aromatherapy inhaler to boost your mood and alleviate negative emotions.
Balsam of Peru is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils® Skin Care collection.
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Botanical Name: Myroxylon balsamum
Country of Origin: El Salvador/Peru
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Resin
Aroma: Sweet Vanilla, Woodsy
Consistency: Very Thick
Blends Well With: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud , Jasmine, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Complete
Is your Balsam of Peru thick?
Many components play a part in the viscosity (thickness) of an oil. Thicker oils typically come from the resin or root of the tree. Some oils grow thicker and more potent as they age. Because essential oils are extracted from living plants that do not follow an exact chemical formula or an exact growing pattern, each batch of the same oil can vary as well.
If you’re having problems with your oil dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:
1. Droppers typically work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, or by placing in a bowl of warm water. (To prevent damaging the label, put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water.)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin.
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.
Balsam of Peru is a highly viscous oil; use a euro dropper or warm it in your hand before use.
Use Balsam of Peru as an alternative to vanilla in your diffuser blends.
Use as a fixative for DIY soaps, creams, lotions, and ointments
Use in an aroma inhaler for direct inhalation to help calm the nerves and provide emotional balance
5 drops Roman Chamomile
5 drops Geranium
2 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Balsam of Peru
1 tablespoon Almond or Grapeseed oil
Combine all ingredients. Add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 minutes. For additional comfort, dissolve oils in 1 cup Epsom or Sea Salt and add to bath water.
Red Hot Lip Scrub
1/2 tablespoon Raw Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 drop Balsam of Peru
2 drops Cinnamon Bark
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Store in a small container with a tight lid. To use, apply a small amount of mixture to your lips with your finger and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse off completely.
Root Beer Float Diffuser Blend
Add drops to your diffuser and enjoy the sweet and creamy scent of your favorite summertime beverage anywhere you want.
Can be a skin irritant to sensitive skin. Dilute with a carrier oil before topical application.Click here for dilution rates.
Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 2 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5-2% dilution rate for topical application.
Practice safe diffusing:
- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.
- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.