Benzoin Sumatra Resinoid- A base for Amber aromas and a preservative for carrier oils. For perfume, medicine and incense..

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This is Styrax benzoin resinoid. It is produced from the resin of Sumatra Benzoin via solvent extraction.
This means it is made by dissolving the fresh resin in a solvent such as alcohol or Benzyl Benzoate, filtering out impurities, and evaporating the solvent from it.

It is an aromatic liquid the colour and consistency of Buckwheat honey …

Description

This is Styrax benzoin resinoid. It is produced from the resin of Sumatra Benzoin via solvent extraction.
This means it is made by dissolving the fresh resin in a solvent such as alcohol or Benzyl Benzoate, filtering out impurities, and evaporating the solvent from it.

It is an aromatic liquid the colour and consistency of Buckwheat honey in the fall. Though it is pourable at room temperature, a little warmth will help it flow and a warm water-bath will help it blend with other compounds.

Benzoin resinoid has a beautiful, mellow Vanilla-like scent with highlights of caramel and bitter almonds.

In perfumery, it is considered a fixative since it has the property of anchoring more fleeting scents in a blend.
1%-2% benzoin is often used to condition alcohol before using it as a perfume solvent. This is said to help eliminate residual fragrances left over from the distillation process and enhance the tenacity of a perfume.

Benzoin contains benzoic acid which acts as a preservative for fats and oils. For this reason, you will often see Benzoin tincture or resinoid added to formulas to keep oils and fats from going rancid. A little bit of Benzoin resinoid, (1%-2%?)will greatly extend the shelf life of products made with Olive oil, grape seed, Almond and many other ” unstable” carrier oils. It also helps extend the life of animal fats such as Lard and Tallow. Note that Benzoin resin and tincture only help preserve fats and have no preservative properties when it comes to water-soluble compounds or water-oil emulsions.

Benzoin is traditionally used topically to help heal cracked or chapped skin and thought to relieve respiratory congestion. Benzoin has a tendency to cause sensitization. Avoid applying it directly and undiluted to the skin.

Benzoin was originally brought to the West when Islam spread to Indonesia. Arabian traders discovered a tree resin that reminded them of their Luban, or Frankincense back home.
They gave it the name Luban Jawi, which translates as Frankincense of Java. Over the centuries Benzoin became a mainstay in the aromatic and medicinal repertoires of cultures along the spice route and its name found many iterations.

For the French, LubanJawi became Le BenJawi, Benjawi and eventually Benzoin. The English found it easier to call it Benjamin or Gum Benjamin.
To this day we hear it referred to as Gum Benjamin, Benzoin, LubanJawi, Lubanya and Lubanja depending on the country and culture.

Benzoin is the original source of some familiar and important chemicals such as
Benzoic acid, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate which we now produce from other raw materials

Benzoin, like Labdanum, is a key ingredient in Chypre and Oriental type perfumes.
Many formulas for “Amber” fragrances and Amber perfume accords call for blending Benzoin, Labdanum and Vanilla in various proportions.

Benzoin is collected by incising a V and parting the bark of the tree slightly from the wood. This creates a natural pocket which holds the liquid resin until it sets and gives us the beautiful Benzoin “Almonds” of commerce. (See photos above).

Dissolved in a bit of warm oil, this material makes a wonderful perfume and a classic beard dressing for men. blended with some Labdanum draws it closer to a divine fragrance and with the addition of Vanilla you will have an Amber accord.
You can find labdanum resinoid here-https://www.etsy.com/listing/167219402/labdanum-resinoid-an-ancient

Blending resins and resinoids is done with greater ease when they are warmed in a water bath. Avoid microwaves and stove tops which give little control over the temperature.

Additional information

materials

Benzoin, Benzoin Sumatra, Benzyl benzoate, Styrax benzoin

Volume

1 Millilitre, 5 Millilitres, 10 Millilitres, 30 Millilitres, 100 Millilitres

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  1. Camille Deckow

    Camille Deckow

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  2. Anabelle Mayer

    Anabelle Mayer

    Wonderful resinoid. Excellent quality, and from a knowledgeable, passionate vendor. Prompt, secure shipping and reasonable shipping cost.

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  3. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    Smells wonderful ! Another treasure for my incense collection , thanks Dan !

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  4. Maria Treutel

    Maria Treutel

    excellent vendor A+ shipping, price and packaging

    Great vendor with an awesome selection.

    I'm a repeat customer and will continue to be

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  5. Malika Reilly

    Malika Reilly

    Beautiful vanilla tones. Thanks again!

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  6. Bernice Nolan

    Bernice Nolan

    if you’ve been looking for an exceptional benzoin, you should definitely try this!

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  7. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    Looking forward to combining this with my cistus absolute and vanilla to use as a fixative for a nice balsamic perfume. Yummy!

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  8. Tyree O'Kon

    Tyree O’Kon

    Great Benzoin Resinoid, I am very pleased. Thank you

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  9. Kyra Durgan

    Kyra Durgan

    Top product…Received really quickly…Recommended…5 stars…

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    Vivien Barton

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  11. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    Excellent Siam Benzoin Resinoid that I use quite frequently in my perfumes.

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  12. Lavinia Hudson

    Lavinia Hudson

    So pure of an oil, never seen such quality!

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  13. Shanel Kuvalis

    Shanel Kuvalis

    smells amazing, love it, thank you very much ūüėÄ

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  14. Muriel Hauck

    Muriel Hauck

    Best smelling benzoin I've ever had

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  15. Camille Deckow

    Camille Deckow

    Top notch quality

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  16. Melyna O'Connell

    Melyna O’Connell

    Schnell und p√ľnktlich geliefert.
    Tolle Ware von diesem Anbieter.

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    Madalyn Schinner

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  18. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    If myrrh is like the meatloaf and frankincense the garlic mashed potatoes, then benzoin is the scoop of vanilla ice cream you look forward to for dessert! The 3 complement each other so well. Super thick and viscous resinoid with an intoxicating sweet honey vanilla caramel aroma. Fantastic way to elevate a resin incense blend.

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