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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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!!
This oil smells wonderful. You can smell a vanilla-esque right off the bat, but then there's this undertone of something I can't quite place, but it's an interesting smell. Like something I should know, but can't place.
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.
This is a thick oil no matter what company you buy it from. You should not knock the company because of something that is out of their control! If some other company's oil is thin, it's because they diluted it.
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
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.)
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!
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 ..
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.
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!!!!
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.
naturally some oils are thicker than others. This one is REALLY thick and I don't know how to get it out of the bottle without standing there for 5 minutes for one drip. Will it really disburse well with a carrier oil? Left a residue in the bottom of my diffuser. Having said all of that... I do really like it!
This oil will not come out of the dripper at all. If you take the dripper off, it will come out in a thick stream, like molasses. I did contact support and was told to let it heat in hand or use other means to get it out. Ridiculous! Disappointed as I think other oils so far have been right on!
I use Balsam of Peru in facial serum, along with some exotic carrier oils and a variety of other EOs, depending on what I feel I need for any given week. I love how it smells on my face! It is a bit thick, but some oils are naturally thicker and/or stickier than others. I love that Rocky Mountain does not dilute or adulterate oils, instead providing nature's gifts in their purest form. I got some micro-pipettes and use tiny rubber bands to hold them to the sides of each bottle, making extraction and measurement of thick and very thin oils much easier.
Sending this back, the scent is ok, but it was sooo thick the oil would not drip out. I opened up the stopper, put a dab on my hand, it was sticky and thicker than honey. I tried to wipe off and it was like trying to get the sticky off from an old piece of tape. I don't know if I just had a bad bottle, but this has to go back.
Mine doesn't remind me of vanilla, it's musky and I might be allergic? Is that even possible? I get very congested with an itchy nose when diffused. Once the diffuser stops my nose clears up. I'm going to try and diffuse it with other scents, maybe it will grow on me
I definitely enjoy this aroma outside of the bottle rather than wafting it straight from the bottle. I have read that this oil is excellent for dry skin - I have not yet tried it for that. The scent is nice diffused - it is warming. I will be trying it out as a massage oil on my clients; we'll see what kind of feedback I get and I'll leave another review, if necessary.