CAS Number: 8007-00-9
FEMA Number: 2116
EINECS Number: 232-352-8
Paras Code: PEO1185
Peru Balsam is a natural balsamic resin coming from the Myroxylon tree. It is native to Central America, specially El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala. The balsamic resin is collected from the trunk of the tree by one of to methods: either partial burning of the park, or by wrapping fabric around incisions made in the bark. The fabric then absorbs the balsam that is later collected through heating. Resin is collected from the trees between January and May. Paras sources this natural balsamic resin from El Salvador, the world's main Peru Balsam producer.
Peru Balsamic resin can be processed by Stem Distillation to obtain an essential oil or by Primary Solvent Extraction to produce a resinoid.
The olfactive profile is rich, sweet and deeply ambery. Considered to be fixative, it is used particularly with amber, leather and vanilla notes.
Golden yellow transparent liquid.
Traditionally, Peru balsam resin was used by the indigenous tribes of Central America and Mexico to treat external wounds, colds, flu, rheumatism and asthma. It stimulates the heart, increases blood pressure and is also used as a bactericide.