Plant part: Crude Balsam
Blends well with: Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Aroma: Musky, woody, fresh, rich, and sweet
Peru Balsam is a uniquely versatile essential oil with a wide variety of health benefits. It is a powerful oil which can ease tension in the body, balance your hormones, treat your dandruff, and also give you a restful night’s sleep.
However, perhaps most notable is its ability to reduce anxiety and stress. An aromatherapy session using Peru Balsam oil can help stabilize your hormones, reduce mental stress, and ease anxiety. It helps eliminate bacteria from the mouth, stimulates the immune system, helps to lower blood pressure, and relieves congestion. Though not as well-known as many of the more popular essential oils, it makes a potent addition to any essential oil cabinet.
Native to Central and South America, the Myroxylon balsamum grows up to 120 feet, and gives of itself to create this potent golden liquid. The raw Balsam is steam distilled to purify the essential oil, which has a woody musk, yet is fresh and rich as well.
Uses of Peru Balsam Essential Oil
Circulatory System: Eases arthritis, Increases circulation, controls rheumatism.
Immune System: Fights colds.
Nervous System: Reduces anxiety and stress.
Respiratory System: Soothes asthma, bronchitis, congestion and cough. .
Skin: Helps chapped skin, reduces dermatitis and eczema, relieves rashes, reduces scars
Therapeutic Properties: anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-septic, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, parasiticide, stimulant (circulatory, respiratory)
Recipes With Peru Balsam Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Peru Balsam oil
- 30 drops of Lavender oil
- 20 drops of Geranium oil
- 8 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- Add to a 4 ounce squeeze bottle, apply to the skin after shower.
- 2 drops of Peru Balsam oil
- 2 drops of Sweet Orange oil
- 2 drops of Vetiver oil
- Add to a diffuser and diffuse as needed.
Moisturising Skin Perfume :
- 15 drops of Peru Balsam oil
- 15 drops of Ylang Ylang oil
- 4 tablespoons of a carrier oil
- Add to a roller bottle, apply to the skin as desired.
- 3 drops of Peru Balsam oil
- ½ distilled water
- Create mixture and apply to scalp once per week.