Peru Balsam Essential Oil


Peru balsam essential oil is sometimes used in the flavor industry, as it has a very appealing aroma and flavor, similar to a blend of cinnamon, clove, and vanilla. It has long been used as a treatment for anxiety and stress.

Inhaling this oil balances stress hormones, and relieves the exhaustion connected with a stressful state of mind. It can help transform emotional issues connected with the heart and heart disorders.  It can be inhaled and/or applied directly to the chest (in proper dilution), over the heart area for this purpose.

Aromatic Profile

Top note:  Complex, balsamic, sweet, vanilla note

Heart note:  Balsamic, sweet, vanilla like, spicy, woody, notes

Base note:  Sweet, balsamic, spicy, fine woody undertone

Classification:  Base note or fixative

Tenacity: High

Peru balsam essential oil is one of the finest natural fixatives.  It combines well with many diverse blends and aromatic types.  It is an excellent addition to incenses, sacred perfumes, precious woods notes, high class florals, and balsamic blends.

Peru balsam blends particularly well with delicate floral aromas such as clover and nigella absolutes, rose absolute or otto, and jasmine, as well as the heavier florals such as champaca and ylang ylang.  It blends equally well with  resin and exotic wood oils florals, and many others.

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More About Our Peru Balsam Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  El Salvador

Production method:  Steam distillation of the resin from the tree

Botanical name:  Myroxylon pereirae

Homeopathic Properties of Peru Balsam Essential Oil


Internal–oral homeopathic dosage only, suppository, inhalation

External–topical application, massage,  skin applications, compress, application to energy centers and meridians

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Peru balsam essential oil makes a very effective treatment for scabies, a skin condition caused by mites.  Its anti-mite properties have been used for generations in Central and South America where the tree grows.

It makes a fine chest rub or compress  for relieving coughs and congestion, due to colds.  It is also inhaled to expel congestion and excess mucus from the lungs and bronchial tubes.

Peru balsam essential oil is also used in natural dentistry.  Its pleasant flavor and aroma, combined with anti-bacterial and astringent properties, helps clear us gum infections and heal mouth lesions.

Another use for this oil involves a treatment for dandruff.  When diluted with water and then massaged into the scalp, it cleans away dead skin cells and helps eliminate dandruff.


  • Can cause an allergic skin reaction in sensitive individuals.  Check your response by taking a skin test.
  • Avoid during pregnancy and lactation, and with infants and very small children.
  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.025 kg

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