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Balsam of Peru Essential Oil

Myroxylon balsamum | Essential Oil
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$16.95

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.


The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

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


Is your Balsam of Peru thick? Many components play a part in the viscosity (thickness) of an oil. Thicker oils typically come from the resin or root of the tree. Some oils grow thicker and more potent as they age. Because essential oils are extracted from living plants that do not follow an exact chemical formula or an exact growing pattern, each batch of the same oil can vary as well.

If you’re having problems with your oils dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:

1. These droppers also work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, placing in a bowl of warm water (to prevent damaging the label put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.

 

  • 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.

Click here for dilution rates.


Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 2 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5-2% dilution rate for topical application.

Practice safe diffusing:

- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.

- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.

- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.


Your trust and confidence is very important to us. As part of our S.A.A.F.E. Promise™ to you, we provide GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of our essential oil products.

GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils we sell, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available on the market today.

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Customer Reviews

48 Reviews

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Very thick, but once warmed up,it is easy to work with. I wasn’t sure about the fragrance initially, but the more I smell it, the more it has grown on me. The smell to me is kind of an earthy Vanilla - quite unique.
March 21, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Delightful vanilla smell
Balsam of Peru lives up to its description. Pleasing vanilla smell will be very nice in body butters and lip balms that I make. Thank you for the education, RMO!
March 16, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
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
Purchased
5 months 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
Purchased
5 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
Purchased
6 months ago
the smell is heavenly
true it is very thick, however it can be diluted
August 2, 2018
Purchased
11 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year ago
Heavenly!
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year ago
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How does this compare to cedarwood?
Anna B on Apr 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Great question! Balsam of Peru has more of a vanilla scent whereas Cedarwood has a woody aroma to it.

Thanks!
-RMO Team
Is there a trick to getting it out of the bottle? I have been unable to get a single drop out.
Dan C on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Great question! Here are some tips on working with thicker oils:

1. These droppers also work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, placing in a bowl of warm water (to prevent damaging the label put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.

Thanks!
-RMO Team
What’s the best oil to use with Balsam of Peru to make it thinner? I hope to use it as a scent I wear instead of perfume.
Sarah G on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Good question! We would suggest mixing it with FCO to help thin out the oil for topical use.

Thanks!
-RMO Team
How do you get it out of the bottle? It is so thick I can't even get a drop of it out. I've tried warming it with my hand and it isn't budging.
A shopper on Mar 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Great question!

If you’re ever having problems with your oils dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:
1. These droppers also work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, placing in a bowl of warm water (to prevent damaging the label put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.

Thanks!
-RMO Team
Any suggestions for getting this thick oil out of the bottle?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Great question! If you’re ever having problems with your oils dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:
1. These droppers also work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, placing in a bowl of warm water (to prevent damaging the label put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.
Thanks!
-RMO Team
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.

Thanks!
-RMO Team