Botanical Name: Dipterocarpus turbinatus
Country of Origin: Indonesia
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
Blends well with: Agarwood (Oud), Ambrette Seed Oil, Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine sambac, Lavender Bulgarian, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose Moroc, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Extra
Gurjun Balsam essential oil produced by steam distillation of resin gum from the Dipterocarpus turbinatus tree in Indonesia is prized in natural perfumery as an inexpensive fixative. Gurjun Balsam has the ability to round out rough edges and bring aromatic notes together in a seamless cohesive manner. Sometimes referred to as East Indian Copaiba Balsam but there is no botanical relationship between Gurjun and Copaiba Balsam. There is however an ever so slight aromatic sweet balsamic similarity. Gurjun Balsam is an excellent extender for woody aromatic oils and is often used in natural perfumery for that purpose. Gurjun Balsam is often reached for to add the missing link in perfume bouquets and accords.
The aromatherapy benefits of Gurjun Balsam essential oil are primarily respiratory related. Although noted a cicatrisant essential oil we recommend Cistus essential oil for that purpose. Consider blending with filtered Foraha (Tamanu) carrier oil for bedsores and inflamed skin conditions.
Aromatherapy use: Antiseptic, anti-anxiety, anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, bedsores (pressure sores), calming, cicatrisant, dermatitis, eczema, mucolytic, rheumatic pain, sedative, skin inflammation, wound healing
General Use: Diffusion, potpourri, massage oil and creams, natural perfume, bath and body care products, soap and candle scent
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)