Oil Summary : Styrax oil is derived from resin of Styrax Benzoin tree. Styrax has a calming and grounding effect. The Styrax benzoin is used internally as an expectorant and disinfectant and can be a good herbal remedy for respiratory ailments and throat infections such as colds, flu, cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis and sore throat. Styrax oil contains benzyl, making it an effective natural remedy for pain relief. Studies show that it efficiently alleviates pain associated with the menstrual cycle, abdominal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sore muscles, and joints. Meanwhile, the anti-inflammatory properties make it useful to people with swelling gums or mouth sores. For pain relief, add a few drops of styrax essential oil to a carrier oil and gently massage the affected areas. Alternatively, add a few drops to a glass of warm water and gargle for swollen gums and mouth sores.
Botanical Name: Liquidambar styraciflua
Plant Origin: Honduras
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Resin
Odor and Color: Slightly woody; golden brown
Blends well with: Frankincense, Myrrh and Patchouli
Contraindication: Styrax essential oil should be used with caution on damaged or hypersensitive skin. It is prudent always to dilute it with a carrier oil to prevent skin irritation. A skin patch test is recommended for people with sensitive skin. In case of any irritation, immediately wash the area with cold water. If pregnant or lactating, you should avoid using this oil. Similarly, you should avoid using this oil on children below two years. However, it is essential to consult a certified health practitioner or an aromatherapist before using the oil on children or elders. Styrax oil contains benzoin making it safe to use on your pets. A blend of styrax oil and a carrier oil can be used on their cracked or dry paws. You can also use it for paw injury to fight off germs. However, always consult a veterinarian before using it on your pet.
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