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Balsam of Peru

Myroxylon balsamum | Essential Oil
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$15.00

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.

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Customer Reviews

23 Reviews

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Gorgeous!
Smells like a combination of vanilla and cinnamon, and maybe a touch of ylang ylang. Very nice!
April 20, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
New to RMO LOVE this oil
Who cares that it is THICK this is an amazing oil! I purchased because the name intrigued me..so happy I purchased it. I read the reviews after purchase and was worried, nope..it could take all day to get a drop Ill wait!! thank you RMO this is exactly the oil company I was looking for
March 17, 2017
Thick as glue
I love RMO and I recommend them to my friends on a frequent basis and never have given a bad review. HOWEVER this oil was basically unusable for me because of its thickness. It smelled wonderful but I needed to get the oil out with a toothpick and even then the oil did not drip off the pick easily. Someone mentioned that it said it was a very thick oil in the description but I didn't see that. I feel bad about a negative review but I have most all the other oils that are listed as thicker and I never had any problems with them. Yes this is a thicker oil but it is extremely thick and should be mentioned in the first sentence or two of the description. (Right now I have it warming on my pellet stove, hoping that helps.)
February 2, 2017
Balsam of Peru
Great smell. Yes, it is very thick, but it says in the description of the product that it is very thick. It blows my mind that some people will give a product a bad review when the company delivers exactly what is promised but because they couldn't be bothered to read the whole description, they blast it with a bad review. I own a business and this just totally infuriated me. So please read what you are buying before you buy it. That way when you get what you ordered there won't be any surprises. With that being said, it is a really great product from a really great company!
January 5, 2017
Balsam of Peru
it smells divine .. great product, but the thicker ones, like Balsam of Peru, Myrhh and Copaiba .. a few of my favorites, should have a nozzle dropper (like for eye drops), or a glass dropper bottle (one that has a long glass tube into the bottle) so they are easier to extract. I have to take out the plastic dropper top to use these three, for example .. vetiver too, etc .. the thick ones don’t work with the standard top ..
December 20, 2016
Smells Wonderful, But......
This oil smells wonderful but it's almost impossible to do anything with, as it's literally sticky tree sap in a bottle. I tried using it to make a reed diffuser. When I was done my fingers and everything involved with making the solution had the black tar-like oil stuck on it. That doesn't wash off. I eventually used rubbing alcohol and Dawn but still had to rub and pick it off. So, if you want to enjoy this oil's lovely smell, be sure to warm it considerably so that it at least thins out. I also found it sitting in a glob at the bottom of my diffuser when I went to refill it.
October 6, 2016
Smells great!
very nice oil
July 29, 2016
Balsam of Peru is horible!!!
I was so disappointed in the Balsam of Peru I ordered from RMO. Not only does it smell noxious, it is thick as tar with the same stickiness. I cannot get even one drop to pour out of the bottle. This supposed oil is really more like tree sap that you would get while in the woods and have to remove with paint thinner!!! Unfortunately, this purchase which was my first from RMO has caused me to lose confidence in the quality of this companies products so much so that I will probably not order from them again. I don't understand how a company with a fairly good reputation can sell such inferior product. Don't waste your money on Balsam of Peru from RMO!!!!
July 28, 2016
Not what I expected
I researched several essential oil companies and had high hopes for Rmo. However the cardamom isn't to my liking and the balsam of Peru has a cheap scent to it. The vetiver is great though.
June 11, 2016
Wonderful!
It's an awesome oil for so many things.....for all the people leaving negative reviews regarding the thickness/consistency issues, THIS IS HOW PERU BALSAM IS!!!! some brands are easier than others to use from the bottle, however, the frustration doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this oil... you can warm the bottle in a "double boiler" type water bath setting. Use very warm water, (I put bottle inside a baggie first as to not destroy the label) place bottle in top part of double boiler container..for a minute or two and voila!! It should flow from the bottle, drop after drop with no annoying pauses in between.just make sure u don't put it directly into the warm water without putting it in another bowl first, bc as we all know, heat destroys essential oils.
June 5, 2016
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vanilla
LARRY F on Jun 10, 2017
Using as a blend for my husbands shoulder.
Debra Y on May 20, 2017
vanilla
LARRY F on Jun 10, 2017
looking for a fresh outdoor fragrance
Janet A on May 21, 2017
Using as a blend for my husbands shoulder.
Debra Y on May 20, 2017
Use in DIY recipes
Lynn L. on May 18, 2017
I read the awesome reviews and can't wait to use it! I could smell already!!!
Rebecca A on May 9, 2017
I don't have it and I've wanted to purchase for a while.
Katherine V. on May 5, 2017
Chosen based on reviews. Eager to use in the diffuser.
Pamela S on Apr 5, 2017
looking for a fresh outdoor fragrance
Janet A on May 21, 2017
Use in DIY recipes
Lynn L. on May 18, 2017
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