Botanical Name: Dipterocarpus turbinatus
Country of Origin: Vietnam
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Shelf Life: 5 years
Plant Part: Gum/Resin
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma: Balsamic, mild woody sweet notes, hint of conifer aroma
Gurjun Balsam is a tropical tree that is native to the Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Gurjun Balsam belongs to the Dipterocarpus turbinatus botanical family.
Despite its name, Gurjun Balsam is actually a naturally-occurring oleoresin, not a balsam; the material is only produced by the tree after it has been lacerated or naturally damaged in some way. Gurjun Balsam oil is steam-distilled from this material, providing a cost-effective alternative to other balsam products, albeit with a much milder aroma. Despite this, Gurjun Balsam oil still carries an intense likeness to copaiba balsam, with a sweet and woody odor that retains a piney, balsamic dry down. The oil's aroma is extremely tenacious as well, capable of maintaining its uniformity across many different applications. This makes Gurjun Balsam a versatile component of soap perfumes, masking agents, and certain oriental fragrances..
Gurjun Balsam Oil properties:
Color and Appearance: Pale Yellow / Amber
Odor: Fresh, nutty and sweet, Pepper-like
Specific Gravity: 0.910 - 0.930
Refractive Index: 1.485 - 1.505
Optical Rotation:-30 to - 5
Solubility: Soluble in Alcohol , Insoluble in water
Gurjun Balsam Oil Uses
Therapeutic: It helps in effective treatment of diaper rashes, bed sores, eczema and wounds. Well known for treating rheumatic pains too.
Medicinal: Helps stimulating and regulating blood and cardiovascular sysytems. Helps bosting healing process of cuts and wounds, helps preventing septic and ulcers.
Cosmetics and Toiletries: It is an important base ingredient of various creams and lotions meant for healing cuts and wounds, ringworm, psoriasis, bedsores and boils. It is an important as an fixative in perfumery industries.
Keep out of reach of children.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.