Myroxylon Pereirae Resin (Balsam of Peru) is a natural mixture of Resins and essentials oils. A positive patch test is an indication of
allergy to fragrances and flavors.
How can I avoid it?
A positive patch test response to Myroxylon Pereirae Resin (Balsam of Peru) strongly suggests a fragrance and/or a spice allergy. You
need to use fragrance-free skin care and household products. Foods and oral care products may also contain Myroxylon Pereirae Resin
(Balsam of Peru).
Direct contact with foods or products containing Balsam of Peru may cause symptoms including burning, irritation and redness.
Direct contact may occur on the skin, lips or mouth. It is possible, but rare, that ingestion of this substance could cause generalized
symptoms such as itching or redness of the skin.
Skin contact with Myroxylon Pereirae Resin is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing
Myroxylon Pereirae Resin should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US
for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your
skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a
material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.
Balsams of pine and spruce
Cleansing cloths, including baby wipes
Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
m Antiperspirants / Deodorants
Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
Hair Colorants / “Permanents-Relaxers”
Soaps / Cleansers
m Shampoos / Conditioners
Powders / Sprays
Medications, topical, prescription and over the counter such
Creams, ointments, solutions
Foot and other powders
Traditional Chinese medications
Hemorrhoidal suppositories and ointment
Cough medicine, lozenges
Tincture of benzoin
Fragrances: Perfumes / Colognes / After-shaves / Toilet water
Cleaning Products / Soaps / Detergents (A preferred
household cleaner is dilute white vinegar.)
Laundry care (detergent, softeners)
Veterinary use for indolent wounds, dog mange, ear mites