Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). The common name “castor oil”, from which the plant gets its name, probably comes from its use as a replacement for castoreum, a perfume base made from the dried perineal glands of the beaver (castor in Latin). […]
Gum Turpentine Oil (Pine oil) Items Gum Turpentine oil Commercial alpha pinene Appearance Transparent white liquid Transparent white liquid Density at 15 Deg.C 0.856 0.856 Alpha pinene content 47-50% 75-80% Beta pinene content 1.0% min 1.0% min Refractive index at 20 Deg.C 1.46 1.46 Acid 0.7 – 1.4 Mg KOH/g 0.7 – 1.4 Mg KOH/g […]
Styrax Benzoin Oil is the oil extracted by solvent from Benzion Gum.
There are two types of benzoin gum used in incense and perfumery, benzoin Siam and benzoin Sumatra. Benzoin Siam is obtained from Styrax tonkinensis, found across Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Benzoin Sumatra is obtained from Styrax benzoin grown on the island of Sumatra. Both varieties are anti-pathogenic resins, which are exuded from the tree when it is damaged.