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Styrax resinoid

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INCI
Liquidambar Styraciflua Balsam Extract
Other names
Storax, Balsam Storax, Liquid Storax, Sweet Gum, Sweetgum Oil
Status
100% pure & natural
Classification
cosmetic grade, classified as a natural aroma
Method of production
ethanol extraction
Plant part
gum/resin
Natural index
ISO 16128: Natural 1.0
Additives
no
Main constituents
cinnamyl cinnamate, cinnamic alcohol, benzyl cinnamate
Appearance
yellow-brown, viscous, liquid
Fragrance note
base note, fixative
Solubility
miscible in oil
Use level
conforming to IFRA
Specific indications
anxiety
Suitable for
perfumery, aromatherapy, cosmetics, candles
STORAGE
in a cool, dry place protected from sunlight, keep out of reach of children

Styrax extract is a hard-to-find specialty. Its pleasant balsamic scent with a bitter almond note and vanilla accents, gives a prominent place in perfumery, valuable as a base note and fixative for fragrances.

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M-1438
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Description Styrax resinoid

Styrax extract is a hard-to-find specialty. Its pleasant balsamic scent with a bitter almond note and vanilla accents, gives a prominent place in perfumery, valuable as a base note and fixative for fragrances.

Liquidambar styraciflua takes its botanical name from its amber coloured resin known as «liquid amber». Styrax is often confused with Benzoin.

Olfactory profile: balsamic, with and bitter almond and subtle leathery notes and vanilla accents.

Occasionally used in the imitation of other scents as an alternative to vanilla, ambergris and benzoin notes, or to complement them.

Styrax resin and its extract have apparently long been used by the locals of Honduras and Guatemala - the native area of the Liquidambar tree, for its vulnerary properties, wound care.

In aromatherapy is thought to relieve stress related issues and anxiety, is soothing and enhances emotional comfort. Releases a scent suitable for relaxation, is considered sensual.

In cosmetics it can be used for perfuming in creams, body butters, balms, emulsions.

Insoluble in water, not totally soluble in ethanol, miscible in oils, emulsions and anhydrous compositions.

SAFETY DATA

  • external use only
  • those with allergic tendency should perform an allergy test before use
  • for professional use refer to the safety data sheet
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Product Details
M-1438

Data sheet

INCI
Liquidambar Styraciflua Balsam Extract
Other names
Storax, Balsam Storax, Liquid Storax, Sweet Gum, Sweetgum Oil
Status
100% pure & natural
Classification
cosmetic grade, classified as a natural aroma
Method of production
ethanol extraction
Plant part
gum/resin
Natural index
ISO 16128: Natural 1.0
Additives
no
Main constituents
cinnamyl cinnamate, cinnamic alcohol, benzyl cinnamate
Appearance
yellow-brown, viscous, liquid
Fragrance note
base note, fixative
Solubility
miscible in oil
Use level
conforming to IFRA
Specific indications
anxiety
Suitable for
perfumery, aromatherapy, cosmetics, candles
STORAGE
in a cool, dry place protected from sunlight, keep out of reach of children

Specific References

ean13
6424414014943
upc
D002-1.D03
mpn
33079000
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