Skincare Oils

Breu-Branco essential oil in Skincare

Breu-Branco resin (Protium heptaphyllum) is a tree that occurs in dry forests and is native to most of Brazil.

The resin consists of large concentrations of monoterpenes, such as α-pyrene, α-phellandrene, limonene, and terpinolene. Limonene is the main component in fragrances and essences.

Benefits of using Breu-Branco resin:

  • It has antioxidant, anticonvulsant, deodorant, antibacterial, antiviral, antiasthmatic, decongestant, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, healing, cellular regenerator, carminative, and antispasmodic properties.
  •  It has psychological properties like anti-melancholic, neurosedative, antidepressant, refreshing, soothing, relaxing, sedative, tranquilizing, toning, and balancing.
  • It may help with insomnia, mood swings, cough, asthmatic bronchitis, snoring, nervous excitement, stress, anxiety, anguish, irritability (frustration), headaches, migraine, colds, flu, sore throats; bug bite
  • It may help with skin problems like acne, cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, boils, ringworm, eczema, rashes, and skin infections. It helps to treat rheumatism, muscle aches, and tendinitis.
  • Due to its aromatic property breu-branco resin is used in perfumes, toiletries, as well as in soap manufacturing