On this forum I heard people mention using Benzoin as a way to "fix" or "hold" fragrances to soap. I did a little research and found that Benzoin Gum Powder is natural and can also help with skin challenges.
I just wanted to share and see what you thought!Facts About Benzoin Gum Powder
Benzoin powder is an organic compound commonly used as a fixative in soap for fragrance. This means that the powder reduces the evaporation of fragrance from the soap. Additionally, benzoin powder has several purported medical uses.
According to "The New Holistic Herb," you can use benzoin powder to treat minor canker skin wounds and sores. Additionally, you can use benzoin powder to protect your skin from irritation and infections. Further, benzoin powder can soothe irritation in your nose and throat as well as treat respiratory problems such as croup and laryngitis.
There are no serious known side effects regarding the using benzoin powder. However, certain individuals do have allergies to benzoin.
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