Botanical Name: Myroxylon pereirae Plant Part: Crude Balsam Colour: dark Brown Consistency: Very Thick Note: Base Strength of Aroma: Medium Blends well with: Peru Balsam oil blends well with spicy, floral, oriental and balsamic scented oils. Aromatic Scent:Peru Balsam has a vanilla like scent. For this reason you will see it as a scenting agent in creams and lotions. History: Historically, this was an important ingredient in the anointing oils of the Christian faith. It was combined with olive oil and used for blessing by a bishop and used as a chrism. Always dilute well with a carrier oil before use.