RESIN of BREU BRANCO - (Protium heptaphyllum, Burseraceae)
Extraction Method: cut in the trunk of the tree - sustainable extraction.
Part of plant used: resin.
Quality: 100 % pure and natural, virgin.
Country of origin: Brazil.
Culture: Wild harvested.
Appearance: solid, ashy.
Color: Grey-ish white
Smell: Aromatic - fresh - balsamic.
The resin consists of a large number of monoterpenes, such as α-pyrene (10.5%), limonene (16.9%), α-phellandrene (16.7%) and terpinolene (28.5%). Due to its aromatic property, the resin is widely used in perfumes and toiletries as well as in soap manufacturing. The limonene, present in the resin of breu-branco, is a common component in fragrances and essences.
ATTENTION: This is not Breu Branco essential oil, a blend or an extract. It is the pure resin of the tree, solid.
"Breu-Branco" or white Breu, it is a resin (or sap) from an Amazon tree, in the US it is virtually unknown but in Brazil it is used by perfume companies and can be distilled as an essential oil.
The resin itself has been used by the forest population for centuries for its antioxidant, antiseptic and insect repellent properties.
Churches and tribes used to burn it for it's aromatic scent with calming and concentrating properties.
So far I have used it ground in scrubs and a soap I made (as seen in the picture). It can be carried in your purse or put in your drawers (inside a little muslin bag) for it's forest scent. You can use it as incense to cleanse and bring peace.
Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption!
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Warnings: Avoid contact with eyes, do not ingest. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water, call physician if irritation persists. Keep out of reach of children.
My oils and butters are are wild harvested, grown naturally in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest without any pesticides, they are fair traded and sustainable resources. Product for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption! This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This product does not contain color additives or the presence of poisonous or deleterious substances, such as pathogenic microorganisms. This product does not contain TSE/BSE contamination.