Peru Balsam Oleoresin

Myroxylon balsamum var. Pereirae
24 reviews

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10 years


El Salvador


Peru balsam oleoresin is a thick, dark, molasses-like product with a scent like warm vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. It has a strong affinity for the skin. While it’s insoluble in fatty oils and water, it dissolves in alcohol (and somewhat in castor oil). Our Peru balsam oleoresin is wildcrafted in the forests of El Salvador. Over a period of 10–15 days, our producer taps the trees three times, collecting the resin in a sustainable process. (We also carry Peru balsam-infused jojoba for an easy-to-use version of this product.)
Suggested Uses

Purify - Germs

Ouch! Minor skin issue feeling tender, and needing protection from germs? Wash the area and apply a Peru balsam blend around it.

Complexion - Skincare

Infuse a dollop of Peru balsam oleoresin in tamanu oil to make a moisturizing body oil that can help repair skin.

Mood - Optimism

Melt Peru balsam oleoresin into a perfume balm—the warm aroma helps the heart release burdens and feel light and optimistic.

Product Properties

El Salvador

Plant Part




Chemical Families


Botanical Families


Extraction Method

Raw resin

Therapeutic Properties



Skin regenerative




Exotic and Sensual



Warm and Radiant

Safety & Shelf Life

Shelf Life

10 years

Safety & Warnings

This is an oil to be used with caution and experienced in small amounts and for short periods of time on a small area of the body. Peru Balsam resin has components that can cause skin sensitivity. We recommend using diluted in a carrier oil and to avoid broken skin and avoid use on children under 2 years of age.


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