Gurjum Essential Oil

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Gurjum Essential Oil is also known as Gurjun Essential Oil, and is also referred to as Indian Copaiba Essential Oil. It is a balsamic essential oil and so it’s full title is Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil / Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil

Gurjum Aromatherapy Oil is made using the resin from the tall, slender Gurjum tree. It is prized within perfumery and is used as a fixative, bringing coherence and tenacity to natural aromatic oil blends.

Aromatically, Gurjun Essential Oil is mild, sweet and balsamic, with nutty, woody and slightly camphorous notes.

Gurjun Essential Oil is also considered to be profoundly healing and has been used in Eastern healing traditions, as well as Ayurveda, (from Southern India), for thousands of years.

It is mainly used for respiratory health and soothing discomfort of the skin, but has many other healing benefits besides. It is high in Sesquiterpenoids which are known to be antiviral and antibacterial, but is safe for use with toddlers when properly diluted.

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Gurjum Essential Oil Health Benefits

Gurjum Essential Oil Health Benefits include :: Antiseptic + anti-anxiety + anti-asthmatic + antibacterial + anti-depressant + anti-fungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + anti-spasmodic, anti-ulcer + antiviral + astringent + cicatrisant (wound healing) + decongestant + diuretic + mucolytic (thins mucous)  + anti-rheumatic + stimulant

Gurjum Essential Oil Main Uses

Gurjum Essential Oil For Skincare

  • Dermatitis + eczema + psoriasis + rosacea
  • Bedsores (pressure sores), especially when blended with Calendula Oil
  • Skin inflammation
  • Ringworm
  • Boils
  • Wound healing + new cell growth
  • Nappy rash (6 months and over only)

Essential Oil INCI :: Dipterocarpus turbinatus

Gurjum Balsam Essential Ol Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Gurjum Essential Oil Minimum Shelf Life: 5 years

Gurjum Essential Oil Blends well with :: Bergamot FCF Essential Oil + Frankincense Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Grapefruit Essential Oil + Guaiacwood Essential Oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Neroli Essential Oil + Palmarosa Essential Oil + Patchouli Essential Oil + Rose Otto Essential Oil + Sandalwood Essential Oil + Ylang Ylang Essential Oil + Vetiver Essential Oil

Active Constituents in Gurjun Essential Oil :: Mainly sesquiterpenes :: a-gurjunene (upwards of 50%)+ b-gurjunene + b-caryophyllene + allo-aromadendrene + α-selinene

Essential Oil Alternatives :: Benzoin Essential Oil + Copaiba Essential Oil + Frankincense Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Myrrh Essential Oil + Sandalwood Essential Oil

Contraindications: None known. Gurjun Essential Oil is non toxic, non-irritating & non-sensitising when used correctly.

For topical application always use a carrier oil to properly dilute Gurjum Essential Oil. Consult Using Essential Oils for more information.

Gurjun Essential Oil Interesting Fact :: Gurjum trees grow to 35m when mature.

Gurjun Essential Oil Interesting Fact Twofer :: All of the resinous essential oils can be used as a fixative such as  Myrrh Essential Oil and Frankincense Essential Oil which are both base notes in perfumery. Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil is a middle note.


This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult with your healthcare professional before changing your healthcare regimen.

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