Benzoin Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Styrax Benzoin
The Benzoin tree originates in Java, Sumatra and Thailand where it can grow up to 8 meters (20 feet). Deep incisions are made in the trunk of the tree from which the grayish color sap exudes. When the resinous lump becomes hard and brittle, it is collected from the bark. Also known as Gum Benjamin, Benzoin is one of the classic ingredients of incense and it has been widely used in perfumery.