This is a liquid essential oil, not a resin. This is not a thick brown resin, it is a pale yellow essential oil which has had the thick brown crude removed and which has a vanilla-type scent. Balsam Peru is a different physiological form of Balsam Tolu. The balsam is a pathological product from older trees.
Balsam Peru is used as a natural fixative to make a little scent go a long way. Among its uses: anti-infective, on chafed skin to soothe, massage of muscles for circulation, inhalant for respiratory and immune systems, effective at relieving itch of scabies, ringworm and eczema, as well as for relieving chapped hands and feet. Exotic aroma, anchoring, strengthening and imparts a rich, earthy scent to perfumes. Some believe it is a skin sensitizer. Use with caution. Flash point: 200F. Sold by weight.
Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 (14 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Simon Bergeron (Montréal, QC) 8.14.2016
Very calming and reflective.
Peru balsam has a very intriguing scent. At first it smells almost medicinal, but soon after it evolves into a very syrupy-fruity scent, like a pie made with juicy candied-fruits. It is very sweet, sensual and round. Later on you get some hints of smoky notes – very soft ones. Nothing screams out loud there, everything whispers and it’s a very calming, reflective and philosophical odour.
Reviewer: casey grey (New Port Richey, FL) 1.3.2014
I tried this based on reviews I read. I needed something to go in my almond body butter. I use vanilla absolute but wanted something less expensive to mix in and this really works well, so thank you folks
Reviewer: Ulrike Schellhammer (Dayton, OH) 1.2.2014
both soft and mysterious
While I agree with the previous reviewers that this is a wonderful (and inexpensive) way to integrate a sort of vanilla scent into your products, I have to say that for me what makes this stand out is its soft complexity of notes. It is the perfect addition for rounding out "louder" scents, and its calming properties bring mysterious depth to blended fragrances.
Reviewer: Lindsay Paolini (Wappingers Falls, NY) 11.7.2013
TOP NOTCH FIXATIVE
I am so excited to use this as a fixative because I love the vanilla-y scent it has! Usually fixatives are ugly scents but not this one! Very happy!
Reviewer: Beverly Gatewood (Miami, FL) 7.8.2013
Blends well with Patchouli
I wanted an oil that would round our Patchouli. After much experimentation, I've blended an intoxicating, relaxing blend. Its an inexpensive way to get a scent close to vanilla.
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EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
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Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
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