Balsam Peru has a mild but deep, rich aroma that is woody yet sweet with a vanilla and benzoin quality with a subtle hint of Cinnamon. It originates from El Salvador and is extracted using steam distillation from the balsam of Myroxylon balsamum which is native to Central and South America.
It has been used over the years to help a number of skin ailments like dry skin, minor cuts and wounds.
Soothes irritated skin: This essential oil helps prevent moisture loss, which is especially effective at moisturizing chapped, broken, or damaged skin. Additionally, it reduces rashes and eczema, leaving skin feeling soft and supple
Removes Dandruff: It is particularly effective in soothing dry, irritated scalp and removing dandruff. To get rid of dandruff, you can add few drops of this oil to your shampoo and wash as usual.
Soothes sore muscles: The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil helps reduce redness as well as muscle and joint pains. Add few drops of this oil with carrier oil and massage on affected areas,
Improves Respiratory function: This oil is an expectorant and it helps the lungs expel excess phlegm and reduces cough. This helps reduce the symptoms of cold, flu, and bronchitis. To clear out lungs and breathe easily, diffuse few drops of this oil in the room. You can also add few drops of the oil into a bowl of steaming water and breathe deeply.
Reduce Anxiety and stress: The warm vanilla scent of this oil is perfect for calming the mind and alleviating stress. The wonderful aroma of this oil helps soothe out of control emotions, calms nervous tension and can promote a tranquil environment.
Product Color: Dark brown
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.