The essential oil is an amber-colored liquid with a rich balsamic-floral scent, which slowly solidifies on cooling into a crystalline mass. Tolu balsam blends well with mimosa, ylang ylang, sandalwood, labdanum, neroli, patchouli, cedarwood, and oriental, spicy and floral bases.

A tall, graceful tropical tree, similar in appearance to the Peru balsam tree. The balsam is a pathological product, obtained by making V-shaped incisions into the bark and sap wood, often after the trunck has been beaten and scorched. It is a 'true' balsam.

    Gender: masculine
    Planet: Earth
    Element: Fire

leaves and fruit of Myroxylon balsamum

Tolu Balsam

(Myroxylon balsamum, var. balsamum)

The balsam works primarily on the respiratory mucous membranes and is good for chronic catarrh and non-inflammatory chest complaints, laryngitis and croup. It is still used as a flovour and mild expectorant in cough syrups and lozenges. As an ingredient in compound benzoin tincture and similar formulations, it is helpful in the treatment of cracked nipples, lips, cuts, besores, etc. Our Tolu Balsam is a resiniod oil, it is very, very, very thick.

1/4 oz
1 oz
4 oz
1/3 oz roll-on
2 oz room spray
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