10 Recipes with Peru Balsam – Myroxylon balsamum


Post by Suzanne R Banks


This beautiful oil, called Peru Balsam or Tolu Balsam, is like a combination of benzoin and vanilla.

Peru Balsam is sweet and soft and has warming stimulating properties reportedly to be a great treatment for skin conditions. I suppose over-use of the oil can lead to the opposite effect – skin irritations. I have never seen any negative results from using this oil and actually love to use it as a perfume. It’s fantastic for vapourising to act as a soothing agent to stress, and add some sweetness and healing energy into the room. It is like a balm for the soul and when you take a deep whiff, it’s almost like you can smell a protective honeycomb, multi-dimensional energy field.

10 Recipes with Peru Balsam – Myroxylon balsamum

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Peru Balsam Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and  “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”

“Sweet, Soft Skin”

A beautiful oil to nourish your skin –

Peru balsam 2 drops
Lavender 3 drops
Geranium 2 drops


“I Feel So Lovely”

Simply love your skin –

Peru Balsam 3 drops
Myrrh 1 drop
Rose 3% 9 drops


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Using Peru Balsam to Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil

“Loving Myself Especially Well Today”

Be kind to yourself –

Peru Balsam 12 drops
Lemon Myrtle 5 drops
Bergamot 8 drops


“Calm Down Kids!”

Explains itself really –

Peru Balsam 13 drops
Orange 10 drops
Vetiver 2 drops


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Peru Balsam Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

“Angels Protect Me”

Know that you ARE protected –

Peru Balsam 2 drops
Clove 1 drop


“Get Me to The Church on Time”

A calming blend on a nervous kind of day –

Peru balsam 1 drop
Bergamot 2 drops


“Soothing Balm for the Soul”

Relax –

Peru Balsam 1 drop
Frankincense 2 drops


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Peru Balsam Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist

In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil

(depending on the packaging you have, you may need to use a little alcohol -like vodka- at the bottom of your bottle first, so the oils disperse into smaller drops to prevent clogging the atomiser top. I’ve found sometimes it works just with water, and sometimes it doesn’t – very annoying!)

“Spritz Away the Stress”

A quick mist can make all the difference

Peru Balsam 8 drops
Petitgrain 8 drops
Patchouli 4 drops
Lavender 5 drops



When you feel you need a layer of protection –

Peru Balsam 10 drops
Nutmeg 3 drops
Orange 10 drops
Sandalwood (Indian) 2 drops


“Yes I’m SIngle”

Be vulnerable yet powerful –

Peru Balsam 8 drops
Cinnamon 6 drops
Lemon 11 drops

Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas.

Suzanne R Banks XXX

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15 thoughts on “10 Recipes with Peru Balsam – Myroxylon balsamum

  1. Hi Suzanne,
    I love your monthly drop in. I have never thought of owning some Peru Balsam but now I think we need to organise a meet up at the Essential Oil store.
    Portia xx


  2. Spritz away the stress sounds absolutely perfect. And an extremely belated thanks for the Cinnamon Twist. Delightful! I wonder where I would get the Peru Balsam here.
    Will have to check out Linz or Vienna. Hugs. Val xxx


    • Hehehehehe yes that’s good, it shouldn’t have needed much more explaining. essential oils work well with kids because they can digest the coded information easier than with synthetic scents x


  3. Hi Suzanne,
    Great to see your writing at APJ in the context of the international fume world! Love to see you empowering people to consciously fine tune their experience to health & beauty. I benefit everyday. With a big smile and a spritz less stress,


  4. I especially love “Loving Myself Especially Well Today” and “Soothing Balm for the Soul”. There are some special thing in them, can’t tell what exactly. 🙂


  5. Thanks Edo I love your comment. Sometimes it’s hard to decipher the magic that occurs when we blend oils. The same recipes could turn out 10 different ways with 10 different people! Good luck x


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