5ml. Styrax Benzoin Essential Oil (in Miron Glass Bottle when available)
The trees have been singing so powerfully to me. They are here to support us in so many ways. One of those ways is through the liquid of their life essence - through Essential Oils. Their gift to us goes beyond the beauty of their scent and the richness of their body. They can raise us up higher than the uppermost tip of the tallest of their collective. They can offer us the wisdom that has been held in their hearts for eons before we ever came to this world. They can reveal to us an inner strength we would never have imagined that we possessed. They can teach us how to stay rooted through the fiercest of storms. They who are the breath of this planet can show us how to breathe so deeply and so fully, with clarity and ease. They do all that and more and they do so with grace and harmony and with a pure openness and acceptance. These are the gifts of the trees.
This beautiful Styrax essential oil from Honduras is the steam distillation of resin. It is also known as Storax, Sweet Gum and Benzoin (Liquidambar styraciflua or Balsam styracis). The sweet gum tree grows around the world, and has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal treatment by ancient Egyptians, Native Americans, and many Asian cultures. Ancient biblical texts often referred to it as “Balm of Gilead”, though several other plant substances were also known by this name. Stryrax has a surprising and wonderful aroma, and is often extracted as an absolute with solvents, so it is important to know your source.
Styrax is a decongestant, helpful for all kinds of respiratory ailments, including sinusitis, influenza, pneumonia, and the common cold. It must be diluted profusely with other oils for diffusion, as it will create a gummy clog in the diffuser in its pure state. It has been used for skin treatments, closing wounds, treating cellulite condition, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne, ringworm, hemorrhoids, and itching. It is so mild that it can often be used neat (full strength), or diluted by 50% or less.
Styrax has a relaxing aroma that nourishes the nervous system. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and breaks down deposits and toxicity in the lymph system for removal. It can be applied as a compress on swollen lymph glands and areas where fluid has accumulated.
DISCLAIMER: None of these are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. They have not been studied or evaluated as to the risks or effectiveness. Please do your research before you use this or any essential oil, as some of the oils require you to take certain precautions.