Benzoin Gum Powder
Botanical Name - Styrax benzoin
Other Names - benzoinS, tyrax benzoin, benjamin gum, barley gum, styrax gum
Origin - Turkey
The benzoin tree is native to the tropical reaches of Southeastern Asia, China, and Indonesia. The resin, also called gum benjamin, has a vanilla like aroma and ranges in color from pale yellow to red brown and is harvested by making triangular incisions into the tree's bark to establish a flow, which then hardens into lumps when exposed to air and sunlight.
Because benzoin gum fixes other scents and acts as a natural preservative to prevent fats from turning rancid, it is used in a variety of cosmetics, including skin lotions and creams, and soaps.
Packaging - We package all of our herbal, fruit powders and spices in a heat sealed mylar bag which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria. The bag can be resealed with any household iron or curling iron.
Precautions Not for internal use. If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking.
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