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Peru Balsam Essential Oil | Balsam of Peru Oil - Nature In Bottle

Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae


CAS Number: 8007-00-9

FEMA Number: 2117

EINECS Number: 232-352-8

Product Code:  PEO1185

INCI Name  Myroxylon Balsamum Pereirae Balsam Oil


COMMON NAMES  Balsam of Peru, Black Balsam, Honduras Balsam, Indian balsam, Peruvian Balsam, Peru balsam

SYNONYMS  Myroxylon balsamum (L.) Harms
Myrospermum pereirae Royle
Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae (Royle) Harms

EXTRACTION METHOD  Steam Distilled Essential Oil

ORIGIN  El Salvador

NOTE CLASSIFICATION  Base Note, Excellent Fixative


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

EU Declaration

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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500 g (17.64 oz): 25% OFF
$71.50   $53.63
1 kg (2.20 lb): 36% OFF
$138.90   $88.90
2 kg (4.41 lb): 41% OFF
$269.50   $159.00
5 kg (11.02 lb): 46% OFF
$652.96   $352.60
10 kg (22.04 lb): 50% OFF
$1,264.00   $632.00
25 kg (55.11 lb): 54% OFF
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Our organically crafted Peru Balsam Essential Oil is steam distilled from the beautiful, resinous material tapped from the Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae, an evergreen tree that grows up to 120 feet and sprouts gorgeous fragrant flowers, native to Central America. The principal areas of trees from which Balsam of Peru Oil is produced are mainly along the Balsam Coast where El Salvador meets the Pacific Ocean; the trees are often planted for their shade on coffee plantations. Balsam of Peru Essential Oil has a medium strength rich, balsamic, deep Vanilla-sweet aroma with a subtle hint of cinnamon - presenting a base fragrance note. Its wonderfully soft aroma is often used in perfumes and is a great addition to floral blends.

The historical uses of Balsam of Peru date as far back as the Mayan culture where it was used as incense for medicinal purposes. Sixteenth-century popes sanctioned the substitution of Balsam of Peru for the much harder to find Mecca Balsam (Balm of Gilead) for ceremonial incense use as well as for anointing oils. In folklore, Balsam of Peru Oil was thought to attract wealth and happiness, promote creativity and dreamwork, and to protect against emotional excess. Balsam of Peru is a misnomer: the name is somewhat misleading as to its origin. In the past, the balsam was transported by land from El Salvador to coastal cities of Peru; from these ports, the balsam was shipped to other countries, thus acquiring the misconception of its origin.


Due to its rich, Vanilla-like aroma, Peru Balsam Essential Oil is a cost-effective substitute in natural perfumery when a sweet Vanilla note is desired. It is easy to pour, completely soluble in fixed carrier (vegetable) oils and alcohol, and makes an excellent fixative in natural perfumery. The main constituent of Balsam Peru Resin Oil is Benzoic Acid, which is well-known for its abilities to keep minor scrapes and skin issues clean. It can help with dry or rough, reddened skin. Balsam of Peru is suitable for most skin types, soothing the skin and unleashing the natural beauty. Peru Balsam Oil is also widely used in wound care and skin challenges to help reduce the presence of unwelcome microbial activity. It can be used during times of respiratory congestion to help you breathe easier.

Emotionally and energetically, Peru Balsam Essential Oil is warming, opening, and comforting. This wonderful aroma helps soothe out-of-control emotions, calms nervous tension, and can promote a tranquil environment. Balsam of Peru Oil also help bolster restful sleep and promotes a comforting effect on the emotions.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

EU Declaration

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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Cosmetic Declaration2

Nature In Bottle certify that Peru Balsam Essential Oil does not contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Peru Balsam Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that all our products are free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that all our products are Dioxin Free.

Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Peru Balsam Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Peru Balsam Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Peru Balsam Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Peru Balsam Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Peru Balsam Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Peru Balsam Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

REACH Conformance - SVHC

Nature In Bottle declare that all our products as are compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and do not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Peru Balsam Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Peru Balsam Essential Oil.

Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Peru Balsam Essential Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).