Balsam of Peru Essential Oil (Myroxylon balsamum) is also commonly known as Balsamum peruvianim and Black Balsam. Balsam of Peru Essential Oil has a medium‐strength rich, sweet, and balsamic aroma presenting a base fragrance note.
We included Balsam of Peru Essential Oil as part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Skin Care collection since the oil is incorporated into many skin care products. Natural perfumes often contain the oil due to its vanilla-like aroma. You’ll also find it as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, creams and lotions, ointments and cosmetics. Balsam of Peru is suitable for most skin types, soothing the skin and unleashing your natural beauty. Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil before applying topically.
The oil also works great for direct inhalation and diffusion. Balsam of Peru may help bolster restful sleep and promotes a comforting effect on the emotions.
Botanical Name: Myroxylon balsamum
Country of Origin: El Salvador
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 Extra , Ylang Ylang Complete
- Dilute with a carrier oil for topical application
- Use as a fixative for soaps and body care blends
- Use in an aroma inhaler for direct inhalation
- 5 drops Roman Chamomile
- 5 drops Geranium
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Lemon
- 1 drop Balsam of Peru
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil
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, dig some out with your finger and scrub mixture on lips in a circular motion. Rinse off.
Can be a skin irritant to sensitive skin. Dilute with a carrier oil before topical application.
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2 weeks ago
OMG! The smell is INCREDIBLE. A good replacement for vanilla and MUCH more cost effective as well. It does have a vanilla-esque smell with a soft undertone of (almost) butter. That's the only way I can describe it properly. My initial thought when I first opened it and tried it was, oh no this is way too thick and I am going to have to return it....and it's black in color! I called RMO to discuss and was assured it will not stain my skin. The drops the fell on my countertop wiped right off, so I do believe her. There are some oils that are just so thick, there is no way an orifice is ever going to work with them, so I am accustomed to taking it off and using a pipette instead. But this stuff is beyond belief THICK, almost close to tar!
But the smell, is HEAVEN, so I was determined to find a way to make it work for me. The customer service rep shared that she carries it around in her pocket for while before using. I do not have the patience for that. So I got a double boiler going, set the entire bottle in the dry (top) pan and let the water in the bottom pan boil for about a minute and a half. PROBLEM SOLVED! The consistency is much easier to work with and I was easily able to use a pipette. I have had to soak the pipette in peroxide to get it clean because this stuff is VERY sticky and will not clean off with mere dish soap.
So it's a bit of work to use it, but SO worth the effort! I personally will be buying more! If you plan on purchasing this, just be aware of the consistency and be prepared to work a little to use it. The double boiler method worked great for me.
As always, I LOVE Rocky Mountain Oils!! Thank you for the holiday sales!!
2 weeks ago
I tried another poster's suggestion and tucked it in my bra. In less time than it took to write this post, the oil had loosened up quite a bit - and that's after being outside in the cold all day today.
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