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 Extra , 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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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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
Can't live without this stuff!
November 27, 2017
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.
November 24, 2017
3 weeks ago
Thick regardless of where you buy it.
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.
November 23, 2017
Good quality oils!
August 15, 2017
4 months ago
Love it
Is a great oil
July 6, 2017
5 months ago
Smells like a combination of vanilla and cinnamon, and maybe a touch of ylang ylang. Very nice!
April 20, 2017
8 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
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