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
4 weeks ago
Very thick
It is very thick. I tried to diffuse it, but it just stayed in a big glop.
December 11, 2018
2 months ago
Response from Rocky Mountain Oils
Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that the oil didn't work out for you. Balsam of Peru has a high viscosity making it thicker. You can try mixing it with Fractionated Coconut Oil to help thin it out. Thanks!-RMO Team
January 30, 2019
Much sweeter than I expected.
I don't usually like sweet scents, but this one is really nice.
December 9, 2018
2 months 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
6 months ago
Too thick
I like the smell of it, but it is just too thick. Unsure how I will really use it because of it's vicosity
June 28, 2018
1 year ago
Thick as sap but smells as sweet as can be.
I was so impressed with how similar the Balsam of Peru smelled like vanilla. It is absolutely delightfully aromatically but similar to other complaints, thick as sap and more difficult to work with.

You won't be able to diffuse it straight out of the bottle as it is so thick. As someone else mentioned, it will just sink to the bottom. I tried to warm a few droplets of it up in a carrier oil but as you can see in the picture, it still ends up "confetti" like after a few good shakes and some of it still collected at the bottom. It still smelled amazing though. I'm a little bummed as diffusing is my preferred method of using essential oils and I don't see it being as effective as I was hoping in a neat blend. I also don't want to warm up the entire bottle each time I want to use it because I imagine that will break down the effectiveness of the oil over time.

Any Balsam of Peru experts out there?!
Balsam Confetti
Balsam Confetti
April 13, 2018
10 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
smells great, but hard to work with!
This was suggested as a replacement for vanilla. It does smell very similar, however, it is SO thick and hard to mix with other oils! I don't know how you can use it in a blend! It just sits on the bottom of the bottle, no matter how much I roll or shake it!
March 8, 2018
1 year ago
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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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