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    Botanical Name: Myroxylon pereirae

    Plant Part: Bark

    Country of Origin: El Salvador

    Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

    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.  DISPENSED BY NET WEIGHT.

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    Very calming and reflective.
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    Simon Bergeron (Montréal, QC, CA) | August 14th, 2016
    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.
    thank you
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    casey grey (New Port Richey, FL, US) | January 2nd, 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
    both soft and mysterious
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Ulrike Schellhammer (Dayton, OH, US) | January 2nd, 2014
    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.
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    Lindsay Paolini (Wappingers Falls, NY, US) | November 7th, 2013
    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!
    Blends well with Patchouli
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Beverly Gatewood (Miami, FL, US) | July 8th, 2013
    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.
    My new favorite!!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Barb Murphy (Lansing, MI, US) | May 27th, 2013
    Love, love, love this oil. The fragrance was exactly what I was expecting...soft, powdery, vanilla like. It also is very long lasting. I applied a test drop on my wrist diluted in FCO and my wrist was still fragrant the next morning.
    Vanilla scent, but not brown soap
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    judith long (Germanton, NC, US) | September 15th, 2012
    Peru Balsam is a wonderful way to scent your CP soap without the soap turning a dark brown color which is so common with most FOs. Blends well with many other EOs. A staple EO especially durning the fall/winter season.
    Smells Great, Lasts Forever!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Yoana Brecker (North Port, FL, US) | December 16th, 2011
    I made some oatmeal and honey soaps and wanted to find a nice complimentary essential oil that I could add to scent my soaps. I decided to try Peru Balsam, based on the reviews and descriptions. I made my soaps about 6 months ago, and you can still smell the sweet Peru Balsam scent on them. Plus it's antibacterial too! This scent is great if you're looking for a vanilla like smell.
    Warm and sweet
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Katherine Parker (IN, US) | October 28th, 2011
    I had never smelled Peru Balsam before, and as others mentioned, the deep vanilla smell is unexpected. I was surprised by how sweet this oil is and I honestly wasn't sure I even liked it. It definitely grew on me and I used it with Cedarwood, Fir and Orange in a CP soap. It really helps round out the other scents and I think I'll try it with Patchouli or Amyris.
    Extremely Versatile
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Lynn Cochran (Winston-Salem, NC, US) | September 1st, 2011
    A warm, balsamic, woody vanilla fragrance that is magic in soaps and aromatic compounds. It blends well with citrus, herb and floral concoctions alike. CG's quality and price beats all others.
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