Balsam Peru (Myroxylon balsamum)

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
Botanical Family Fabaceae
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
Chemical Family Esters
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Gum | Resin
Note Classification Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Patchouli, Vanilla
GC/MS Available upon request

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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.

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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.

 

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. 
All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  
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