The original Benzoin from Lao/Siam is being exported again.
Botanical name: Styracaceae
Method of extraction: Tapping
Part harvested : Gum/Resin
INCI: Styrax benzoin gum
“tears of benzoin” are cleaned and graded according to size and color: No. 5 tear (sweeter), No. 3 tear (solid), and No. 2 tear, 2 being the best. No. 1 tears, the biggest and lightest, are of the finest quality.
Also called benzoin Laos or benzoin aliboufier comes from the Styrax tonkinensis tree called benzoin Laos, benzoin Siam, or benzoin aliboufier
tree native to Laos, Thailand, and northern Vietnam, the bulk of which is supplied by Luang Prabang, Phongsali, Houaphan, and Oudomxay. The finest quality benzoin is produced in Lao.
Benzoin Siam Resin is sweet balsamic vanilla soft-spicy-cinnamic-almond aromatic. Having exceptional scent, it is the only species used in making fine fragrances. A spicier and less subtle variety of the fragrance – Styrax paralleloneurum or benzoin Sumatra from Indonesia is used primarily in cleaning products.
Uses: Aromatherapy, Perumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary, Perfume, Food flavor enhancer, (vanilla-like scent), antiseptic used to treat respiratory ailments, cleaning products, religious rituals (Benzoin, Frankincense, Myrrh). Benzoin is an industrially important chemical used as an intermediate in the synthesis of different chemical additives, dyestuff, pharmaceuticals and as a photoinitiator.
Benefits: Benefits of Benzoin Floral Absolute Oil
• Benzoin Floral Absolute Oil is used to cure arthritis, bronchitis, coughing and chapped skin.
• Due to its sweet vanilla aroma, it is the most common ingredient in incense making.
• It is widely used for relieving stress and anxiety.
• People usually diffuse Benzoin to use it as a candle diffuser because of its thick texture.
• It instantly kill the germs present on the skin, reduces swelling and heal the small cuts.
• Benzoin oil is also used for skin ulcers, bedsores and cracked skin.
Location: Perched between 800 and 1,600 meters above sea level, this tall tree, growing 25 meters in height, grows wild in Laos, Thailand, and northern Vietnam.
Harvesting: Tapping (June-Aug), Harvesting, Sorting and Cleaning (Dec -Mar),
Uses: dissolving benzoin in alcohol at 90°C and then impregnating absorbent paper with it, the paper could be burned to release the original odor of benzoin.
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