Benzoin oil has a sweet vanilla-like aroma. Benzoin Oil is know to act as an anti-depressant and a relaxant. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and has been known to soothe the skin from redness, itchiness and irritation. It has a warming, boosting effect on circulation and is used in a number of anti-arthritic balms. It is a very good antiseptic and disinfectant when externally applied on wounds.