Peru Balsam Absolute Oil (Origin: France)
£6.95 – £78.00 Including VAT
Please note if buying large quantities of this item we advise purchasing a 1ml sample first to ensure that you are happy with the product as we do not refund opened items in the interests of hygiene.
Peru Balsam Absolute Oil
Botanical Name – Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
Origin – France
Part Used – The Resin (Gum)
Extraction Method – Solvent Extraction
Harvest – Harvested all year
Appearance – Golden brown coloured thick but pourable liquid
Solubility – Soluble in alcohol and fixed oils, Insoluble in water
Main Uses – Natural Perfumery and for creating your own blends. Cosmetic cream and lotion preparations etc
Note – Base Notes
Growing Conditions – Organically crafted that is to say not certified as organic but grown on unpolluted sustainable land.
Balsam of Peru absolute is solvent extracted from the resin tapped from the Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae which is a tall evergreen tree that has beautiful fragrant flowers and is native to the Balsam Pacific Coastal area of Central America.
It has a sweet vanilla like aroma with hints of spice. In historical times Balsam of Peru was used in religious ceremonies of the Catholic Church as an anointing oil and in folklore it is said to attract wealth and happiness.
The oil with its base notes makes an excellent fixative in natural perfumery.
Absolutes which are solvent extracted rather than being steam distilled are stronger and more concentrated than Pure Essential Oils. Being an absolute It is also a lot harder to find and more expensive than the pure essential oil.
Pure Absolute Oils or Essential Oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil before using on the skin. A patch test is recommended to see if your skin is sensitive to the product.
For External Cosmetic Use Only
Avoid using all Absolutes if pregnant or nursing
Supplied in a glass bottle with inbuilt dropper and tamper evident cap
Available in 1ml sample, 5ml, 10ml and 30ml sizes
Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.
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