The product is very good, but it does not work for me. I think this is due to the fact that sometimes oils don't work as well for some as for others. Product seems pure, one of the better benzoin oil products that way in my research. I would buy from this seller, as shipping was quick and as described.Very earthy and very foreign. But I grew to find it soothing. This stuff has quite a punch! I suffer with migraines and everyday headaches, but all I do is dab this in my nostrils, temple's and back of neck. Headache gone in minutes!!! It also cleared my sinus congestion and calms you down immediately after stressful situations. I am hooked and ordering 2 more today! This oil is thick too!! You just need very little and it will truly heal you! This company deserves this rating because I was so impressed I decided to try their other oils. I like it and it will go well in my Oil recipes. This was also one of the best deals I found on this oil. I would definitely buy again. I think it's too soon to tell if the oil is having an impact on activity-level and concentration but it definitely seems to help with sleep! He rarely takes a nap and today with the diffuser on, he was out within minutes of laying down! Excellent price point! If you're curious about the oil...this is definitely the place to try it out!
The two main types of Benzoin are Siam (styrax tonkinensis) and Sumatra (styrax benzoin). The Sumatran type is much cheaper to produce and coarser than the superior Siam quality. As Benzoin is a resinoid it comes in solid form. Absolute Aromas has used an odourless diluent - benzyl benzoate - to liquefy it so that it is practical to use. Even diluted to 40% it can still solidify easily and the bottle may be warmed in the hands before use.Benzoin is balsamic warming and penetrating but gentle. It is useful for all the family particularly during the winter months when it is ideal for use in steam inhalations as well as in baths or massage blends for dry or weather-worn skin. In a steam inhalation try blending with Eucalyptus (especially Eucalyptus Radiata for children) Tea Tree or Frankincense.As a treat for weather-worn skin (gardeners windsurfers etc take note!) add a 2 drops each of Benzoin Lavender and Orange to a jar of unfragranced hand cream or to 10ml of Sweet Almond oil and massage in thoroughly.