Peru Balsam - Myroxylon balsamum

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Botanical Name - Peru Balsam - Myroxylon balsamum.

Plant Origin -  El Salvador.

Oil taken from - Resin.  

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation.

Aroma Description - A warm, richly balsamic aroma with vanilla notes,

and gently spicy undertones reminiscent of Cinnamon & Clove.  


Traditional uses for Peru Balsam Essential Oil include -

Peru Balsam is taken from the same genus of tree as Tolu Balsam, but from a slightly different species (Tolu Balsam is from the Myroxylon balsamum var. balsamum species).

This means that the resin sustainably tapped from each species of tree will have a slightly different aroma and therapeutic qualities. 

Peru Balsam is, like Tolu Balsam widely used in the Perfumery industry for its appealing warm and vanilla-like aroma.

Peru Balsam is a warming, soothing and relaxing Essential Oil used to reduce anxiety and stressful conditions.  It can be burnt to produce a soothing and comforting ambience in a room that helps ease frayed nerves and foster a positive sleep pattern.

Peru Balsam has strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic qualities making it a great choice in skincare support. 

In skincare preparations it is used for dry, chapped and cracked skins.  It is a useful addition to face creams for mature, sun damaged and parched skin types.

Topically it can be blended and applied to help with minor cuts and skin damage.

It has also been used for generations to help with respiratory conditions such as colds, catarrh, bronchitis and is an effective expectorant.  It is found in many cough medicines and cough lozenges.


Peru Balsam blends well with -

Cumin, Ho wood, Lavendin, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Persian Lime, Cananga and Neroli Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Peru 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 Peru 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.