Tolu balm

Tolu balm is a natural raw material that is still little known in Europe. This ingredient comes from the resin of a luxuriant tree found in South America, mainly in Colombia. Incisions are made in the trunk of the tree to extract a viscous and resinous substance, already very fragrant. The resin will then solidify in contact with the air to become a balsam with a crumbly consistency. Tolu balm has been used since the dawn of time for its therapeutic virtues by the Indian people. For the perfumery, a very powerful Tolu balsam absolute is obtained through the method of extraction with volatile solvents. It is a balsamic note which is integrated mainly in the oriental fragrances by revealing very soft and vanilla nuances, with a woody and unctuous side.