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Peru Balsam Essential Oil

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Immerse yourself in the rich, woody warmth of Peru Balsam essential oil, an aromatic gem that brings the heart of Central America's evergreen forests right into your home. Sourced from towering trees renowned for their fragrant flowers, Edens Garden’s Peru Balsam oil encapsulates a sweet, comforting scent that soothes the senses and nurtures the soul. Each drop of this essential oil is meticulously steam-distilled, ensuring the pure essence of nature is captured in its soft and enveloping aroma. Crafted to perfection, this oil is a favorite for its use in high-end perfumery, adding depth and a touch of luxury to any blend.

Edens Garden's Peru Balsam essential oil is your ally against the stresses of the daily grind, offering a natural solution to encourage relaxation and pave the path to restful sleep. With its reputed ability to promote tranquility and balance emotions, it stands as a testament to the harmonious symphony between quality and wellness that Edens Garden exemplifies. Not just an aid for serenity, this essential oil is also celebrated for supporting healthy respiratory function, which is invaluable during those seasonal changes and cold months.

For an effortless addition to your self-care regimen, consider blending this essential oil with a carrier oil for a nurturing skin conditioner that hydrates dry patches with ease. Or, introduce a few drops into your diffuser before bedtime to surround yourself with its dreamy scent, creating the perfect atmosphere for deep, rejuvenating slumber. With Edens Garden's commitment to affordability, you can indulge in the luxury of Peru Balsam essential oil, making everyday wellness an accessible reality for all seeking a serene escape and a touch of nature's healing.


Botanical Name: Myroxylon pereirae

Origin: El Salvador

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Resin

Note: Base

Family: Fabaceae

Blends Well With: Cypress, and other tree aromas

Aroma: Musky, woody, fresh, rich, and sweet

Consistency: Medium

Color: Golden

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Adult Max Dilution: 0.4%

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Balsam Peru essential oil a resin?
  • Peru Balsam is a type of gum resin or sap that is formed and exuded from the Peru Balsam tree which is found in El Salvador. Like Vanilla, the resin is steam distilled to make an oleoresin and not a true essential oil. Oleoresin essential oils do not dissolve into oils or water and when added to carrier oils, it will sink to the bottom of the container. To infuse Peru Balsam into a carrier oil, shake the container and let it sit for a few weeks and shake well before using this delicately aromatic oil blend.
What does Peru Balsam essential oil do?
  • Peru Balsam is a warming and slightly stimulating oleoresin. Traditionally used in South America for a number of reasons it is best known for its relief of skin problems, as respiratory support for bronchitis and for nervous tension. Try it to help slow healing wounds like ulcers and hemorrhoids and bed sores. As an anti-inflammatory, it's excellent for itchy skin issues such as eczema.
Can you have an allergic reaction to Balsam of Peru?
  • It is always wise to skin patch test essential oils you have never used before and wait 24 hours. Peru Balsam is no exception. If you have a skin reaction that includes redness, soreness, itchiness, swelling or blisters you have an allergy to that particular oil. That being said, Peru Balsam can be a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis to about 4% of the population.
What does Peru Balsam essential oil smell like?
  • This base note has a soft balsamic-like scent that is sweet, and slightly bitter and carries woody, subtle undertones of vanilla and cinnamon. Peru balsam oil has a very thick molasses-like consistency. It's often been used by the perfume industry as a fixative to extend the life of perfume and cologne.
What are some diffuser blend recipe ideas for Peru Balsam?
  • Open your heart and ease emotional health with a blend of 3 drops of Peru Balsam, 1 drops of Neroli and 2 drops of Sweet Orange essential oils added to your home diffuser. If you or loved ones have issues with Respiratory health, blend 2 drops of Peru Balsam with 2 drops of Eucalyptus globulus and 2 drops of Spike Lavender essential oils. And for Immune Support add to your diffuser this blend: 2 drops Ravintsara, 2 drops Peru Balsam and 1 drop of Lemon essential oils.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Peru Balsam batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Myroxylon pereirae. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Peru Balsam 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 3 drops of Peru Balsam and 3 drops of Patchouli or Lavender (Bulgarian or French), then fill with unscented body lotion. Stir to mix well. Use as desired, after bath or shower.

BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each of Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 4 drops of Peru Balsam, 5 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Cardamom and 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; as it cools it will thicken. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)

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