When used topically (see precautions below), Benzoin can be useful in addressing chapped & inflamed skin, bruises, gout, arthritis, wounds, scars, cuts, and is said to be a powerful skin regenerator. When dispersed into the air, this absolute is highly useful in treating respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, cough, laryngitis, loss of voice, cold, flu and fever.
Psychologically and energetically, Benzoin has some wonderful benefits. For the mind, it is most commonly used to combat nervous tension, stress related issues, grief, panic, and 'rundown' feelings. For the heart/soul, it is noted for dispelling anger & negativity while promoting peace, personal power, and the awakening of the conscious mind. It is said to provide psychic protection, assists in steadying and focusing the mind during prayer or meditation, allowing one to release painful emotions, and enable us to take on the task of self-improvement. It may also serve as a pathway towards understanding when surrounded by confusion, and is linked to the Root Chakra.
It should be noted that due to its overly thick and sticky consistency, diffusion with ultrasonic diffusers (or other diffusers that are sensitive to thick oils) is not recommended. Should you choose to still use in your ultrasonic diffuser, we strongly suggest cleaning it immediately with rubbing alcohol after diffusion has completed. This will reduce the risk of your diffusing apparatus malfunctioning.