Botanical Name: Myroxylon balsamum
Country of Origin: El Salvador/Peru
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Resin
Aroma: Sweet Vanilla, Woodsy
Consistency: Very Thick
Blends Well With: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud , Jasmine, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Complete
Is your Balsam of Peru thick?
Many components play a part in the viscosity (thickness) of an oil. Thicker oils typically come from the resin or root of the tree. Some oils grow thicker and more potent as they age. Because essential oils are extracted from living plants that do not follow an exact chemical formula or an exact growing pattern, each batch of the same oil can vary as well.
If you’re having problems with your oil dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:
1. Droppers typically work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, or by placing in a bowl of warm water. (To prevent damaging the label, put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water.)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin.
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.