Country of Origin: Brazil
Method of Extraction: Wild Crafted
Cultivation Method: Crude Resin (Extracted directly from the tree)
Consistency: Medium to heavy
Aromatic Description: A warm, honey-like scent. It is rich and pleasant; it is easily identifiable as a base note
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Soothing, balancing, uplifting on its own. In combination with other essential oils it is a great fixative that binds more volatile aromas and extends their life.
The resin is extracted from the wild growing trees. They are found mainly in the South American rain forests – particularly Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. They have considerable branches and can grow up to 55 to 90 feet in height. The resin is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk of the tree. In this way it is much like how rubber trees are tapped. Although this resin is often referred to as balsam, it is not a true balsam. May cause possible dermal sensitization.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Ginger, Lemon, and Orange Sweet.
Wild Crafted: This oil is Wild Crafted. Wild Crafted Oils are usually organic but not certified, normally because there is no certifying agency in the area where it is grown. Wild crafted oils are grown wild, without the use of fertilizers or pesticides – grown naturally in areas where the plants are native to the region. Not commercially cultivated.
General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you’ve never used before.