|Botanical Name||Styrax benzoin|
|Common Name||Loban Attar|
|Country of Origin||india,japan,arabic|
|Specific Gravity||0.9450 to 0.9650|
|Optical Rotation||0.77000 - 0.79800|
|Refrective Index||1.6765 to 1.6925|
|Bland With||Sandalwood base|
|CAS No||8007 –75 – 8|
|Flash Point||133.00 °F|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Loban Attar offered by us is produced by adding benzoin directly and heated in special earthen ware. The more volatile principles of gum are distilled into receiving vessel. Blending well with Sandalwood base, the derived attar helps in creating a truly smooth as well as refreshing perfume.
Benzoin is a balsamic resin. Normally the trees do not produce it or any substance analogous to it, but the infliction of a wound sufficiently severe to injure the cambium results in the formation of numerous oleoresin ducts in which the secretion is produced, it is, therefore, a pathological product. The trunk of the tree is hacked with an axe, and after a time the liquid Benzoin either accumulates beneath the bark or exudes from the incisions. When it has sufficiently hardened it is collected and exported, either in the form of loose pieces (tears) or in masses packed in oblong boxes or in tins; several varieties are known, but Siam and Sumatra Benzoins are the most important. The incisions are made when the tree is seven years old, and in Sumatra each tree yields about 3 lb. annually for ten or twelve years. The first three years' collections give the finest Benzoin; after that the runnings are known as the 'belly,' and finally the tree is cut down and the resin scraped out, this being termed the 'foot.' Siam Benzoin externally is reddish yellow, internally milky white, has an agreeable odour, recalling vanilla, contains benzoic acid but not cinnamic acid. Sumatra Benzoin is always in blocks of a dull reddish or greyish-brown colour. Fine qualities have a strong storax-like odour, quite distinct from the vanilla odour of the Siamese variety. Sumatra Benzoin contains cinnamic acid.
Color : pale yellow,
Aroma : a warm, spicy fragrance and resembles to clove oil.
Pure Sandalwood essential oil, Loban flower essential oil
Loban Attar offered by us finds application in the preparation of perfumes. Blending well with Sandalwood base, its calming properties also makes it perfect for use in aromatherapy based applications.