Peru Balsam Essential Oil

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Made from the resin of a tropical tree found throughout Central and South America, Peru Balsam has long been used as a topical healing agent and has a rich warm scent with comforting sweet and spicy tones.

Nature/Essence – Healing & Restorative

Peru Balsam is used for cracked, chapped and slow-healing skin conditions including eczema, cracked heels, poorly healing wounds, and for haemorrhoid preparations. It has antiseptic and calming properties and aids healing. Use sparingly and well diluted as it can be a skin sensitiser.

As an inhalation, Peru Balsam can help open up the airways and ease bronchitis and chest congestion. It is also used for scabies, head lice and dandruff.

Peru Balsam is comforting and calming to the nervous system.

Cinnamon, Clove, Patchouli, Lavender, Ylang ylang, Black Pepper, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Rose

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Common name Peru Balsam
Botanical name   Myroxylon pereirae
Plant parts used Balsam
Extraction method    Distillation
Origin Central America
Appearance Dark yellow to golden brown
Odour Description Warm, sweet, aromatic
Main Constituents Benzyl cinnamate, benzyl benzoate, cinnamyl cinnamate, nerolidol, vanillin
Specific Gravity Min 1.095 Max 1.118
Optical Rotation Min -1.0 Max +2.5
Refractive Index Min 1.560 Max 1.580
Documents SDS  


  • Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to us 
  • For external use only 
  • Do not apply to skin undiluted 
  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy 
  • Peru Balsam is a known allergen, perform a patch test prior to use or avoid it if you are allergic to balsams
average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by Maria A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Riches of the Earth

The privileges given us by the earth are boundless and this EO is a cherished gift

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Reviewed by Alexandra S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Peru balsam

I love Pure Nature's Peru Balsam.

I've had it from other suppliers and it's very thick, this one is easy to use and smells great

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Reviewed by Michelle
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Not my favourite, but not bad.

This particular distillation seems to be lacking the richer, deeper notes of other Peru Balsams I’ve used over the years, but it does offer a nice warm sweet base for other oils. Clear in colour - I have only ever used Peru Balsams which are darker in colour.

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