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
- 5 drops Roman Chamomile
- 5 drops Geranium
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Lemon
- 1 drop Balsam of Peru
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil
Red Hot Lip Scrub
- 1/2 tablespoon Raw Sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut oil
- 1 drop Balsam of Peru
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
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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