Balsam Gurjun Essential Oil
Botanical name: Dipterocarpus turbinatus
Plant part: Wood
Cultivation: Wild harvested
Extraction: Steam distillation
Origin Country: Malaysia
Product color: Clear to pale yellow
Aroma profile: Sweet, balsamic, woody, fresh, spicy
Perfumery note: Middle/Base
Shelf life: 5-6 years
Extraction Date: April 2020
Product description: Steam distilled from the resin obtained from Dipterocarpus turbinatus, a tree native to South East Asia, Balsam Gurjun Essential oil has a sweet, musky aroma that is beloved in many high end perfumes and skin care products. It is thus valued for its use in natural perfumery as an inexpensive fixative to bring aroma notes together in a seamless manner.
Often referred to as East Indian Copaiba Balsam, there is however no botanical relationship between the Gurjun and Copaiba species even though the Essential Oils have some similar properties.
Blends well with: Essential oils of Agarwood (Oud), Ambrette Seed Co2, Bergamot, Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine sambac, Lavender Bulgarian, Myrrh, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose Moroc, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Complete and Extra
Note: Product colors and aroma profiles are intended to represent the typical and approximate color and scent of each oil. However, both can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. These variations should not affect the efficacy of the product.
How to use: Diffusion, Topical & Skincare
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You can also create a blend by adding one or more EOs of Bergamot, Sandalwood, Lavender Kashmir, Dill Seed, Ginger Lily or Red Mandarin etc. to incorporate other benefits you may require, make a stronger blend or just to layer different scent notes and create a rounder or preferred aroma.
Topical: To use topically for its healing benefits, add 2-5 drops of Balsam Gurjun Essential Oil to a tablespoon/15ml of base oil or shea butter and apply 2-3 times daily or as needed to affected area.
Add 10 drops to 50ml of a light easy absorbent oil for a relaxing, soothing massage.
For an even stronger blend add one or more EOs e.g. Ginger, Frankincense, Wild Carrot Seed, Rose Geranium, Peppermint, Patchouli (Dark) Essential Oils without exceeding the 5 drops of EO for topical use or 10 drops per 50ml maximums for a massage oil.
Skincare: Balsam Gurjun Essential Oil is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for normal, dry or aging skin
Directions: Create a moisturizer with Balsam Gurjun EO diluted at a rate not exceeding 6 drops when using alone or in total when also adding other EOs e.g. Helichrysum, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Marjoram, Palo Santo or Hyssop in a blend per 30ml of a complementary Carrier oil e.g. Kiwi Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Barbary Fig Seed Oil an existing serum, lotion or any other preferred base before applying on the skin.