Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Benzoin Essential Oil

Benzoin Essential Oil

Styrax tonkinensis

Benzoin essential oil has a sweet, warm and vanilla-like aroma and is golden brown in color and has a treacle-like viscosity.

Benzoin tree is from Java, Sumatra and Thailand.

Extraction Method:
Benzoin oil is extracted from the resin of a seven years and older tree by solvent extraction. It yields 65-85% oil.

Chemical composition:
Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Vanillin and Coniferyl benzoate.

Therapeutic properties:
The therapeutic properties of Benzoin oil include the following: antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative and vulnerary.

Benzoin essential oil can be used in the following cases:

  1. bronchitis
  2. coughs
  3. colds
  4. wounds
  5. acne
  6. eczema
  7. psoriasis
  8. rheumatism
  9. arthritis, scar tissue
  10. circulation
  11. nervous tension
  12. stress
  13. muscle pains
  14. chilblains
  15. rashes
  16. mouth ulcers


  • When concentration is needed, Benzoin is best avoided for it can have a relaxing effect.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose & Sandalwood.