Used on chafed skin to soothe. Exotic aroma, anchoring, strengthening and imparts a rich, earthy scent to perfumes.
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|County of Origin||El Savador|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-parasitic, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Cicatrisant, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Immune support, Insect repellent, Stimulant, Warming, Wound healing|
|Approx. Shelf Life||5 years|
|Plant Parts||Gum | Resin|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Patchouli, Vanilla|
History: Germans began to use Peru Balsam in medicines in the 17th century and moving to the rest of Europe. Native Americans used it to stop bleeding and promote healing. Chinese used it for fragrances and cosmetics. In South America, they chew the resin like gum. The tree freely exudes the resin and it can be gathered with the fingers. It gets hard when exposed to the air, but softens as you chew it.
Characteristics: Balsam Peru Essential Oil is a true balsam. The name, Balsam of Peru, comes its from origin, Peru. The balsam is obtained pathologically. The tree bark is stripped away and the balsam is collected. Ouch! This oil deals with anger and it is pretty easy to see why! The fruits also yield a balsam which can be extracted, called white balsam or myroxocarpin. There is an essential oil which is steam distilled from the wood. It is considered an inferior oil.
Mode of Administration: Bath with proper carrier oil, inhaler, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, perfume.
Safety: For sensitive skin, use in small amounts as it can be irritating.