The benefits of Sumatran Benzoin essential oil

Benzoin from Sumatra is an essential oil that has many virtues. From the Latin name Styrax benzoe, Sumatran Benzoin comes from northern Indonesia. The distilled part is the oleoresin. The resin is harvested from an incision made directly on the tree.

It has moisturizing and expectorant properties. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory for the lungs and joints. Its composition rich in esters gives it an analgesic effect. It helps to tone and heal the skin. Sumatran Benzoin promotes relaxation by stimulating blood circulation. Its active ingredients – benzoic acid and cinnamic acid – explain its healing properties.

In which cases to use it?

This essential oil helps fight apathy and moderate emotional shocks. It increases the body’s immunity and has properties powerful antibacterials. Its expectorant effects allowease asthma attacks. It soothes coughs, bronchitis and various ENT disorders.

Benzoin essential oil is indicated in the treatment of various skin diseases. He treaty acne, eczema and frostbite. In addition, it is used in case of superficial burns and light scars. It heals wounds and skin patches such as psoriasis; reduces itching. Its moisturizing property is useful for dry skins.

It also acts on the nervous system: stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorder, agitation, overwork…

How to use Sumatran Benzoin essential oil?

It can be applied in massage, directly on the part concerned. It is combined with vegetable oil to treat skin problems and the respiratory tract.

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For stimulate the nervous system, apply 2 drops of Benzoin diluted in a drop of vegetable oil on the wrists and the arch of the foot. An application on the spine and on the soles of the feet helps to restore sleep.

For treat an ENT infection, dilute 2 to 3 drops of Benzoin in a bowl of boiling water. Inhale the vapor directly. For a dry inhalation, use a tissue or apply to the wrist to feel it when needed. Benzoin can be used in ultrasonic diffusion, by nebulization or by gentle heat. Keep windows open and let diffuse in a ventilated room. It provides comfort in case of colds.

Precautions for use

Sumatran benzoin essential oil is not recommended during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The use in olfaction is possible on the recommendation of a doctor. It is also not recommended for children under 7 years old. Beyond this age, it is mainly applied to the skin.

The full body massage with essential oil of Benzoin is potentially dangerous for health. Oil should always be diluted and used periodically. Repetitive use of Benzoin has a negative impact on health. Always keep out of the reach of children. The oil should not be exposed to heat and humidity.


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