L’Huile de Benjoin, le Meilleur de l’Aromathérapie


My mind is constantly working overtime. Even when I try to relax, I always seem to think about work and family, or things I have to do. Sound familiar? If so, then you share my pain when I talk about the discomfort of restless nights or when I wake up in the middle of the night unable to go back to sleep. The lack of sleep soon reached its climax and as I can not to really be an engraving model in terms of my appearance, so I could do with as much restorative sleep as possible;).

What is benzoin oil?

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Styrax obassia – Where does benzoin oil come from?

The benzoin oil is extracted from the resin of the Benin Styrax tree. Benzoin oil has been used for many years and because of its range of various properties, it has been discovered that it has been used all over the world for many different causes, historically for medicinal purposes.

Some of the properties of benzoin oil include:

  • Aromatic
  • Golden color
  • Thick resinous oil

The properties of benzoin oil and the diversity of uses make it a popular choice for treating everyday ailments and problems we all face in life.

Common Uses

So, can you think of all the occasions when you have seen, or heard of, benzoin oil? If there is any, it’s great, but otherwise I’m sure the number of different uses can surprise you. In one place benzoin oil has been used in religious ceremonies because of the disinfecting and aromatic properties. Some other uses, and it would be interesting to know if you tried benzoin oil for these purposes, include:

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  • antidepressant
  • Sedative
  • Antiseptic
  • Used in deodorant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Diuretic

Let me sleep!

Despite the different properties and uses, for me benzoin oil has been my savior to help against sleep deprivation. Remember old article on the benefits of essential oils to help fall asleep. I now combine tea and benzoin oil. Fastoche;)

Sleep well, have a tea!  Picture source: nosleeplessnights.
Sleep well, have a tea! Source of the image: nosleeplessnights.

I tried benzoin oil and was back with consistency in my sleep pattern. Do not suffer the same thing and if you miss sleep, give it a chance! As benzoin oil has had a tranquilizing effect, if you are a student studying late at night, then you can consider using it.

Conversely, while benzoin oil acts as a relaxant and sedative, it can also revive a little tension, anxiety and stress. It optimizes the nervous and neurotic systems, which, when you feel good, means that you feel so happy.

If you have arthritis you will know how it feels to live in pain, which can also be a contributing factor to sleep deprivation. Benzoin oil can soothe the pain when applied externally and is absorbed through the pores of the skin. When you’re not in pain, you’re comfortable, which can only increase your chances of falling asleep and get the good night’s sleep you’ve been waiting for so long.


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19 thoughts on “L’Huile de Benjoin, le Meilleur de l’Aromathérapie”

  1. Teaching your readers about products that work WITH (rather than IN PLACE OF) the body to produce healthy changes is commendable. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Heartsforgreen

    Of late, I have been experiencing lack of sleep due to some work issues that I am having but on reading this, I do not think that will be a problem anymore. Thanks for the info.

  4. Thank you for this post Sabrina. Never heard of this oil before. Any idea if it’s easy to find in France? It sounds like something I should have in my medicine cabinet: I have a hyperactive brain, just like you. At my age, (my three children could be your siblings) is that reasonable?

    1. Hi Joelle, nice to hear from you 😉
      To be honest with you, I have no idea where to find Benzoin Oil in France, I got mine from a local producer in KL a while back. I wish I could be of any help here.
      Sabrina x

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