Wildcrafted Benzoin Resinoid - Pourable
(Styrax benzoin)

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Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin) – Pourable from Indonesia is Wildcrafted resinoid that is diluted with DPG to render it pourable. Benzoin Resinoid is also known as “Onycha”.


Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteMain Natural ConstituentsBlends Well With
Styrax benzoinIndonesiaWildcraftedcollectedResinBasebenzoic, cinnamic acids, benzyl benzoate, benzoic aldehyde, vanillin and coniferyl benzoate.Black pepper, copaiba balsam, coriander, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, rose, and sandalwood

Benzoin Resinoid

Benzoin Resinoid (Diluted in DPG) (Styrax benzoin) from Indonesia is also know as “Onycha”.  Benzoin resinoid is sold on many companies’ websites as “Benzoin essential oil” but these products are actually Benzoin resinoid.  We sell this pourable Benzoin for our customers who are perfumers, as the product is frequently used in these applications. It is not appropriate for therapeutic use, nor are the products sold by other companies as “Benzoin essential oil”.

If you would like a Benzoin that is more appropriate for therapeutic use, try our: Wildcrafted Extruded Benzoin Resinoid (very thick).

Benzoin is Wildcrafted and diluted in a solvent known as DPG. Without the addition of DPG, Benzoin is a semi-solid  paste. When diluted with DPG, it is still quite thick but “pourable”.

Our Benzoin resin oil in DPG has a very fine aroma and is used in perfumery. It carries a low risk for skin sensitization but can cause reactions if used on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin.

Dipropylene glycol is a combination of three chemical compounds, 4-oxa-2,6-heptandiol, 2-(2-hydroxy-propoxy)-propan-1-ol, and 2-(2-hydroxy-1-methyl-ethoxy)-propan-1-ol. DPG is a virtually odorless and colorless liquid with relatively low toxicity.

Dipropylene glycol is often used  in the perfume and cosmetic industries because of its low toxicity and solvent properties that make it a useful additive for perfumes as well as skin and hair care products.

The form of DPG used as a diluent  in cosmetics and perfumes is considered relatively safe and is one of the few solvents that will work to make Benzoin resinoid more useable.

Safety Considerations: Benzoin resinoid is for use in perfumery and not appropriate for therapeutic use.  Tisserand and Young (2014) report a 2%  maximum safe concentration for use on the skin.

General 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 be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
  • The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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