Balsam of Peru Essential Oil

Myroxylon balsamum | Essential Oil
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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 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

Calming Bath Combine all ingredients then 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

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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Great oil
It smells divine. It is quite thick but it does say that in the description. I have found that it can be mixed into a blend of oils to make it a little more thin. Worth the price
January 30, 2019
1 month ago
A huge surprise!
5 stars! This oil smells amazing! I can see why it's so often used in perfumes. The smell is very long lasting and super pleasing. I love it!
January 29, 2019
1 month ago
One of my new favorites!
I love this oil! Smells better than an expensive vanilla candle! Compliments many other oils well too. Will purchase this one again.
December 4, 2018
2 months ago
the smell is heavenly
true it is very thick, however it can be diluted
August 2, 2018
7 months ago
sweet smell
I love the sweet, vanilla-like scent of Balsam of Peru. It's a very thick oil so I take out the dropper and make my own blends. Once I'm done making my blends, I will top it with a roller ball so I can apply it directly to my wrists or under my toes
April 2, 2018
11 months ago
Thick But Worth It!
Yep it is thick and as stated in other comments all companies experience this. Some oils are thicker and don't you want the purest oil possible? That is why I use RMO as they work hard for the best! I am using it in my blends and it does need shaking and I also blend with a carrier oil.
February 24, 2018
1 year ago
This is one of my favorite! It rolls on brown but doesn’t stain, quite thick as advertised. Smells heavenly! One of the best oils!
February 15, 2018
1 year ago
Love scent but not for diffuser
Wonderful warm scent. Takes a bit to get two drops out but warming in pocket helps. Problem is this: label says can diffuse it however once the drop finally reaches the diffuser water, it immediately sinks to bottom. How will that get diffused into the air? Whole point is that the oils float on top of water.
December 8, 2017
1 year ago
Balsam of Peru
I just purchased this for the first time. I was looking for something to replace the CO2 Bourbon Vanilla that I get from another company (who is now out and has no idea when they will get it back in due to the vanilla crisis in Madagascar).

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!!
December 5, 2017
1 year ago
Can't live without this stuff!
November 27, 2017
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Do you have an oil that smells similar to a Christmas balsam tree?
Elaine D on Feb 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Good question! We would suggest Evergreen Dream, Majestic Breeze, Spruce or Pine.

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