The benzoin resin is a common ingredient in incense making and perfumery because of it’s vanilla ice cream aroma and fixative properties.
There are two commonly available Benzoin varieties popularly known as Benzoin Sumatra (Styrax Benzoin which grows predominantly on the island of Sumatra.) and Benzoin Siam (Styrax tonkinensis, found across Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam). While the process of obtaining crude resin from both types is identical, they display different attributes.
The crude resin then goes through the process of solvent extraction at our facilities to produce premium grades of Benzoin Resinoid and Absolute.