It serves as a natural wetting agent in pigments or as binding agent. Balsamic turpentine is won by water vapour distillation from various species of pine all around the world. Balsamic turpentine is a fluid plant oil with a fresh, slightly resinous scent. It is used in paints and varnishes as thinning agent but also as bath supplement and for medicinal applications. The leaves of these tall palm trees are cut they constantly grow again , the wax is liquefied by boiling in water, skimmed off the top and cleaned physically with bleaching earths.