Tolu Balsam Resin-Vanilla and Spice aroma-for Perfume-Incense-Soaps-Traditional Medicine-Sweet-Warm-Yummy!-Myroxylon balsamum-Peru

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Tolu Balsam Resin-Myroxylon balsamum-Peru

Collected from the bark and trunks of Myroxylon balsamum and other trees of the Myroxylon family, Tolu Balsam is found from Peru through Brazil and east to the West Indies.

It has a delightful Sweet Vanilla & spice scent with dry, peppery, powdery fruity/floral notes.

Traditionally, Tolu Balsam is used as a fragrance …

Description

Tolu Balsam Resin-Myroxylon balsamum-Peru

Collected from the bark and trunks of Myroxylon balsamum and other trees of the Myroxylon family, Tolu Balsam is found from Peru through Brazil and east to the West Indies.

It has a delightful Sweet Vanilla & spice scent with dry, peppery, powdery fruity/floral notes.

Traditionally, Tolu Balsam is used as a fragrance ingredient, in cough syrups for its expectorant qualities and in skincare products where, like Benzoin, it helps with chapped, chafed and cracked skin, but also, like Benzoin, it may cause sensitization if overused. So, use thoughtfully and make sure to dilute well.

Like most other resins, Tolu Balsam acts as a fixative in perfumes and other fragrant blends.

When warmed it can be kneaded with aromatic powders to create incense pastilles for the coal or burner.

Do not take this product internally and use it in moderation in topical formulas.

This batch seems to dissolve readily in warm oils which makes it easy to use in beard dressings, soaps, candles, oil-based and solid perfumes. It is quite strong in aroma and a little will go a long way.

It came as a sticky semi-solid resin so we packaged it in an inner bag and a pouch. if it is still sticky it will need to be chilled or frozen to remove the resin easily from the inner sleeve.

For incense use, it should be frozen first or dissolved in alcohol and added to the incense blend in this liquid form.

Dan

Additional information

weight

5 grams, 10 grams, 20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

materials

Myroxylon balsamum, Tolu Balsam

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  1. Birdie Wunsch

    Birdie Wunsch

    Excellent quality as always. This one in particular smells amazing! Thanks!

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  2. Lavinia Hudson

    Lavinia Hudson

    Beautiful vanilla like scent, love it!

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  3. Melyna O'Connell

    Melyna O’Connell

    Für meine Parfumserie MGO Duftmanufaktur nur das Beste. Dieses Balsam geht schon fast als eigenständiger Duft durch. Ich liebe diesen Stoff!

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  4. Faye Ward

    Faye Ward

    Incredible vanillary, slightly cinnamon-spicy and smooth. A great substitute for vanilla absolute, but with its own velvety character.

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  5. Josue Feest

    Josue Feest

    Wow! This is amazingly scented and so thick!

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  6. Monserrate Lakin

    Monserrate Lakin

    lovely to mix in my blends!!!

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  7. Noe Koelpin

    Noe Koelpin

    Delicious smelling heaven! Tolu balsam has this fragrantly dark vanilla tone to it; think vanilla beans steeped in amber and faint florals. On its own, very reminiscent of balsam of Peru, but in my opinion the latter has a bit of a woodier, medicinal note. This does too, mind you, but it has more of a sweetgrass feel to it–or perhaps freshly cut yarrow.

    I put a few sticky drops into a perfume that needed balancing out, and had no issues with blending. (Note: this was with a fractionated coconut oil base, and a little goes a LONG way. )

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  8. Leanna O'Conner

    Leanna O’Conner

    Absolutely fabulous, super high quality, cant wait to use it in my new perfume collection. .

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  9. Autumn Corwin

    Autumn Corwin

    Very nice vanilla and slightly amber-like think resinoid. Great for perfume bases.

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  10. Britney Boyle

    Britney Boyle

    very nice material and easy to work with

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  11. Blanche Cummings

    Blanche Cummings

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  12. Bettie Casper

    Bettie Casper

    Weak products rancid and
    False

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  13. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    This smells absolutely amazing! Looking forward to using it regularly!

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  14. Bulah Spinka

    Bulah Spinka

    This is really great. Highly recommend this.

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  15. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    Very warm, sweet and comforting smell. Delicious!

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  16. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Gorgeous! To my nose it is sweet, warm, vanilla-like with slight tonka bean undertones, cinnamin-like, fleshy-floral (think frangipani) with barely ripened banana fruit notes. Otherworldly.

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  17. Marcus Moore

    Marcus Moore

    Thank You so much for you high quality items from far away places

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  18. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Provides a wonderful vanilla-like scent to blends. Similar to benzoin, but slightly less sweet and a bit more cinnamon-spicy. Layers wonderfully with attars and oil-based perfumes, or just some straight-up sandalwood oil. It's a great fixative to maintain the blended scent. This shop's products never cease to amaze! Customer for life!

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  19. Daija Dibbert

    Daija Dibbert

    smells sweet like vanilla. amazing quality!

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  20. Lucile Eichmann

    Lucile Eichmann

    Beautiful quality and speedy delivery

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  21. Odie Cremin

    Odie Cremin

    Came quickly, smells wonderful, packaged nicely.

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  22. Koby Hagenes

    Koby Hagenes

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  23. Pearlie Lakin

    Pearlie Lakin

    Absolutely the cream of the crop, high end beautiful scent, super fresh quality!

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  24. Percy Olson

    Percy Olson

    This is my 3rd purchase of resin, the first from this seller. I have not burned any yet, but everything is already so fragrant compared to the others. I wish my first two purchases were from Dan. I now understand people's love for opal. It's such a great, fresh scent. I don't even know what I received in the past.

    I was curious how the resins weighed out. Everything I ordered was heavy. Dan has a "generous pour." This was a big purchase for me. I am delighted I went with Apothecary Garden. I can't wait to try them all.

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  25. Crystel Graham

    Crystel Graham

    Smelled really bad I waited a long time for this stuff just for all the items to smell terrible 45$ wasted I guess

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  26. Hollie Roberts

    Hollie Roberts

    Smells really lovely ! !

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  27. Armando Kessler

    Armando Kessler

    Such a lovely scent. I combine this with the Guatemala Balsam from this shop. 🥰

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  28. Armando Kessler

    Armando Kessler

    My first time burning this and it definitely reminds me of Peru balsam.

    It's easy to break off a piece at room temperature.

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  29. Santina Veum

    Santina Veum

    Resplendent, transcendent, sublime, elevating, sensual, transfixing. This is the most delightful balsam on earth.

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  30. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    This is really fresh! I have experienced a more resinous product in the past. This one is sticky and FRESH.

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  31. Jazlyn Batz

    Jazlyn Batz

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  32. Hollie Roberts

    Hollie Roberts

    It's smells and heats up so nicely!

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  33. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Deliciously sweet and deeply fragrant, spicy and balsamic. Top drawer material.

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  34. Araceli Hansen

    Araceli Hansen

    This is one of my favorite scents. It is vanillic, balsamic, sweet, spicy and I would bathe in this if I could. Yummy!

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  35. Kailey Luettgen

    Kailey Luettgen

    One of my very favorite scents. I usually combine this with Spanish Labdanum Resin to create a delightful incense in the lab.

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  36. Kailey Luettgen

    Kailey Luettgen

    The Aroma of this Tolu Balsam is divine.

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  37. Nestor Stokes

    Nestor Stokes

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    Leola Huel

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  39. Nellie Kassulke

    Nellie Kassulke

    One of the most amazing smells I've ever encountered. My only regret is that I didn't pick up more. Wonderful. As is everything else I ordered from this shop.

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  40. Jackson Murazik

    Jackson Murazik

    A wonderful vanilla smell with rich notes that differ from benzoin. I looked high and low for this , always thankful Dan carries the highest quality products , and has the fastest shipping.

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