Balsam of Peru Oil EO

Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae

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Our Balsam of Peru oil has a richly balsamic, deep vanilla-sweet aroma, with soft clove-like and mild woody, smoky, and leathery-animalic undertones. It can be a cost-effective substitute for vanilla in natural perfumery when a sweet vanilla note is desired

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Selected size SKU:80-015 - Balsam of Peru Oil 15 ml (1/2 oz)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$13.00
30 ml (1 oz)
$22.00
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$38.00
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$67.50
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$120.75
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$217.50
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$388.50
$2.00
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Product Overview

Our Balsam of Peru oil has a richly balsamic, deep vanilla-sweet aroma, with soft clove-like and mild woody, smoky, and leathery-animalic undertones. It can be a cost-effective substitute for vanilla in natural perfumery when a sweet vanilla note is desired. It is easy to pour, completely soluble in fixed carrier (vegetal) oils and 190 proof alcohol and makes an excellent fixative in natural perfumery.

The principal areas of trees from which Balsam of Peru oil is produced are mainly along the Balsam Coast where El Salvador meets the Pacific Ocean; the trees are often planted for their shade on coffee plantations. Balsam of Peru is also typically known as Peru Balsam, however the name is somewhat misleading as to its origin. In the past, the balsam was transported by land from El Salvador to coastal cities of Peru; from these ports, the balsam was shipped to other countries, thus acquiring the misconception of its origin.[1]

The historical uses of Balsam of Peru date as far back as the early Mayan culture where it was used as incense for ceremonial purposes. Sixteenth century popes sanctioned the substitution of Balsam of Peru for the much harder to find Mecca balsam (Balm of Gilead) for ceremonial incense use as well as for anointing oils.

1 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. V, 1952, pp. 212-3.

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Customer Reviews

Give it the time it deserves

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This is a great material and an especially good value for the low cost. The scent has immediate complexity. Three things emerge right out of the gate. Smoke, vanilla and salt. In dry down, it becomes more powdery. It can work well in oriental bases with various combos of Styrax, vanilla,labdanum,sandalwood, but I recommend limiting its use to very small amounts in any blend. Only one review here states that it has no odor to speak of. I would suggest the reviewer see an otolaryngologyist for possible anosmia.

Review by torotar 3/7/2024

such a good affordable vanilla scent.

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this is a very tenacious oil. it smells like resin, vanilla, benzoin, cream, musk, wood, VANILLA, masculine, car. really good affordable vanilla.

Review by blake 3/2/2024

vanillla + poplar bud

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great one, but so tenacious and the smell is overwhelming, so better be careful with this one smells vanilla to me of course plus the smell of poplar bud gum when they fall from the tree in the spring.

Review by Murat 8/2/2023

It's THICK

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All the goodness is in the thickness at bottom. It smells amazing with sandalwood.

Review by Jerry 5/9/2023

Not sure what the fuss is about.

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Reading the description you think WOW, this will be amazing. But it barely has any fragrance whatsoever. Luckily I didn't pay much for it so at least there's that. I won't be back

Review by Jerry 5/1/2023

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