For centuries, humans utilised benzoin resin for its many properties. Native to tropical Southeast Asia, the benzoin gum tree produces the aromatic amber resin.
A natural preservative, benzoin is added to oil-based preparations to slow oxidation and spoilage. Benzoin tincture inhibits the growth of yeast, bacteria and mold, and is, therefore, used in antifungal creams. Adding benzoin tincture to natural facial creams and oil recipes improves shelf life. The perfume industry uses benzoin as a stabilizer, which slows the diffusion of essential oils and other fragrances. You can also use benzoin tincture to fragrance oils to create a cologne spray. A few drops of benzoin tincture can add an extra few days of life to a bouquet of cut flowers.
Other Popular Uses
The principal component of benzoin tinctures is benzoic acid. When used in topical compounds, benzoin tinctures are antiseptic and protect wounds from infection. Benzoin tincture is also a natural antioxidant and deodorant.
This listing is for a 50ml (1.7oz) bottle of Benzoin Tincture - if you buy more than one bottle you will save money on postage