Tolu Balsam is an amber brown oil obtained from the Tolu tree myroxylon balsamum, a South American native. The essential oil is derived from the wild Tolu trees in Chile and Venezuela. The Balsam trees are tapped like rubber trees to collect their resinlike gums that are used commercially and sold as balsam. Then it is steam distilled and the oil has a complex aroma consisting chiefly of vanilla, balsamic ( and cinnamon) notes with a slight floral character.
its main use is in perfumery, where it is valued for its warm, mellow vanilla-like yet somewhat spicy scent.
Please note - It wont hold the vanilla scent in CP soap.