Benzoin Resinoid


Benzoin Resinoid has a unique and alluring aroma that is similar to vanilla with a balsamic undertone that has made it popular in perfumery and incense making for many years. Not to be a one note wonder, this aromatic powerhouse also provides many wonderful benefits for our skin. Benzoin can help to cleanse the skin and aid in tightening pores. It may also reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. When our skin becomes dry and chapped, Benzoin may assist in working to soothe the skin and restore moisture.

Product Details

Botanical Name: Styrax tonkinensis

Origin: Thailand

Aroma: Warm, vanilla-like, sweet, woodsy, and soft. 

Consistency: Thick

Color: Amber Brown, Dark Brown

Note: Base

Blends Well With: Cypress, Black Pepper, Myrrh, Rose, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Sandalwood and Ginger essential oils.  

Family: Styracaceae

Method: Solvent Extraction

Plant Part: Gum or resin


  • Dissolve 1 oz of Benzoin Resinoid in 3 oz of denatured alcohol in a tall jar. Soak blank incense sticks in the mix for 24 hours. Remove and dry for 24 hours before burning. 
  • Combine ½ tsp of Benzoin Resinoid with 2 oz each of Witch Hazel Extract and distilled water in a bottle with a spray top. Mist face after cleansing to tone skin.


Skin sensitivity may occur. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be diluted before applying directly to the skin. Keep out of reach from children. If pregnant or breastfeeding please ask your doctor before use.

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.