Gurjun Balsam - Dipterocarpus turbinatus

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Botanical Name - Gurjun Balsam - Dipterocarpus turbinatus.

Plant Origin - South East Asia.

Oil taken from - Resin.

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation.

Aroma Description - A sweet, woody & balsamic aroma with mild peppery



Traditional uses for Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil include -

A gently stimulating and uplifting Essential Oil that lifts a low mood and reduces anxiety & tension when burnt.

Gurjun Balsam is diuretic to the body, it aids toxin removal and is deeply cleansing.

It improves localized circulation when used in massage and also helps reduce muscular & joint aches and pains due to its strong anti-inflammatory index.

It is very useful and a popular choice in skin care and perfumery preparations as it has a mild and pleasant aroma that is refreshing, nourishing and soothing to dry, chapped and Eczema prone skin types.

Gurjun Balsam is also good for respiratory support - helping to expel mucus congestion and relieve both upper and lower respiratory conditions.


Gurjun Balsam blends well with -

Juniper, Fir Needle, Cat's Claw, Kaffir Lime, Cade, Red Myrtle and Sweet Flag Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.