- ALMOND -Parunis Dulcis
Almond Absolute a few moments and immerse
yourself in absolute comfort. It is very well used in cosmetic formulations.
From the heart of almond, it brings you softness, moisture nourishment and
more youthful-looking skin. It's just what you need for a completely
pampering "me" time.
- BENZOIN -Styrax Benzoin
- Benzoin is a tree native to southeast
Asia. Its trunk exudes a resin well known for its strong astringent and
antiseptic action. For this reason it is used externally to fight tissue
inflammation and to disinfect wounds. When taken internally, benzoin resin
acts to settle griping pain, to stimulate coughing, and to disinfect the
urinary tract. The gum is widely used in cosmetics as an antioxidant in
oils, as a fixative in perfumes, and as an additive to Soaps. When steam
inhaled, it helps heal sore throats, head and chest colds, and bronchitis.
Properties : antiseptic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory.
- CHAMPAKA -Michelia Champaka
Quite simply put, botanical-Michelia
champaka is the most exclusive and exotic flowering tree known to man. For
that very reason Champaka absolute is considered very precious. For more
evidence, consider that it takes thousands and thousands of petals in order
to produce 1 kg./Lt. of the absolute oil. Champaka is credited with being an
effective oil as an antiviral, antispasmodic, stimulant, febrifuge,
antiseptic, and as an astringent. Champaka generally blends well with all
oils, but specificly, it blends well with Sandalwood & Calendula.
Champaka has a well rounded aroma. There are initially green top notes
followed by softer, more floral tones. It is important to note that all
absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated
in this state unless your accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those
trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated
in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance-particularly the
rare & exotic notes-become lost.
- FRANGIPANI -Plumeria Alba
An extremely exotic absolute with a
deep sensual fragrance often used in perfumes. Becuase of its
anti-inflammatory, antioxidant skin refreshing properties, it is excellent
for use in Night Creams or Lotions and other preventative preparations, as
well as Deep Cleansing Lotions. This golden honey colored absolute is too
solid to pour, the Frangipani Absolute is the texture of a soft, spreadable
balm. Frangipani absolute has a heavy, sweet, floral-green aroma, with a
soft spicy background. An exotic scent that is both sweet and fruitlike.
Sweet as honey, longlasting and subtle on the skin.
- HONEY -Apis Mellifera
The rich absolute of pure honey is has a
soft, sweet heavenly scent of honey. It blends well with floral and citrus
oils such as Rose, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Lime,
Sandalwood, Vetiver & Neroli. Use it in perfume blends and in scenting
your skin care formulations.
- JASMINE -Jasminum Grandiflorum
Jasmine is now well known and
cultivated in both Asia and Europe. Jasmine is an evergreen rambler that
produces sweetly scented white flowers. It is the dried flower petals that
make a delicious aromatic tea that relieves tension & depression.
Jasmine oil is an absolute extracted from the flower. It is good for
sensitive skin. It is also uplifting and stimulating. Jasmine was believed
for a long time to have limited benefit outside of skin care. EMOTIONALLY,
it produces a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria, psychic insight,
and it is helpful in cases of apathy, indifference and listlessness.
Properties - aromatic, anti-spasmodic, expectorant. Alchemists anoint their
hands with jasmine oil.
- LABDANUM -Cistus Ladaniferus
Labdanum is also known as the Rose
of Sharon and is mentioned in the Bible in several locations. An essential
oil of this plant is also produced. It is typically called Cistus essential
oil. The most important for use in natural perfumery is Labdanum Absolute.
Labdanum Absolute is refined from Labdanum Gum in a 2 step process. First a
concrete is made using a solvent such as hexane or heptane. Next the
Labdanam Absolute is extracted from the concrete. Labdanum Absolutes can
vary dramatically depending on how they are extracted and by which solvents
are used during the refinement process. The best Labdanum Absolutes are
lighter in color, more pourable, more soluble in fixed oils, and blend with
other essential oils.
- LOTUS PINK -Nelumbo Nuciferal
Pink Lotus Absolute represents what
we think of as the "crowning glory of floral absolutes". Pink
Lotus is a FABULOUS absolute, and superior. It is considered a sacred flower
in India. It helps and promote SPIRITUAL reflection and MEDITATION.
Properties are-astringent, hypotensive, resolvent, stomachic and tonic,
cancer, & miscellany healing properties.
- LOTUS WHITE -Nymphaea Lotus
White Lotus ( Nymphaea ) is used in
the great work to enhance intuition and clairvoyance while Pink lotus
(Nelumbo nuciferal) is very sacred in many spiritualist cults and was sacred
in India, Tibet, China, Egypt and other Asian countries.
- MARIGOLD -Calendula Officinalis
Marigold absolute is used for
skin preparations to treat eczema, scars, cracked skin, rashes,
inflammations and viral infections. The Absolute is stronger than the
maceration and it only takes a few drops to be effective. Marigold has
anti-septic, astringent, & anti-fungal properties.
- MIMOSA -Acacia Decurens
The Mimosa plant is a small thorny tree.
The flowers are very fragile and specialized know-how is necessary to
maintain the quality of the bloom. Mimosa Absolute is widely used in
Aromatherapy, Cosmetics and Soap manufacturing. It is relaxing and warming;
and helps to overcome anxiety and sensitivity. It is also used as a fixative
in the perfumery industry. Mimosa absolute should be heated to come out of
its solid state. Good to blend with Lavender, Peru Balsam. Mimosa Absolute
has mild floral notes. It quickly became the flower of choice in the
decoration residences in the fashionable World.
- OAKMOSS -Evernia Prunastri
They grow well on trunks of the Oak.
Oakmoss absolute is a viscous liquid with an extremely intense aroma
reminiscent of a damp forest floor. Its odor is uplifting, cooling and
calming. Its properties are more emotional and spiritual than physical. It
can be used as an addition with respiratory oils as an inhalant to relieve
congested sinus. May irritate sensitive skin. Blends well with cedarwood,
citrus, pine, rosemary and vetiver.
- ROSE INDIAN -Rosa Damascena
The intoxicating, fresh floral scent
of Rose Damascena makes Rose Absolute a key ingredient in perfumery. The
aroma of the absolute tends to be stronger & truer than the steam
distilled oil from the same roses. Use rose absolute in fragrancing
conventional and solid perfumes, and for other fragrancing needs. For
Aromatherapy purposes and use in skin care products.
- TUBEROSE -Polianthes Tuberosa
The Fresh flowers, picked before
the petals open. Aroma is Heavy, sweet-floral, sometimes slightly spicy,
tenacious. Produced in India, France, Morocco, China, Taiwan, and Egypt.
Used in high-class perfumes, especially of an oriental, floral, or fantasy
type. Properties-Narcotic. Benefits - Perfume. Blends with - gardenia,
jasmine, neroli, peru balsam, rose and ylang ylang. Pure absolute extraction
of tuberose is perhaps the most expensive at the disposal of the modern
- VANILLA -Vanilla Planifolia
The flower has almost no odor, but
its seeds give off a wonderful fragrance that can actually be intoxicating
in high concentrations. Vanilla is used to increase the midrange or "loving"
vibrations both in cooking and in aromatic sachets and has been called the "Middle
C" of spices. At one time, just carrying a vanilla bean was thought to
tune one's consciousness to a higher level. Although it is solvent
extracted, you can always find a use for this sweet, irresistible all too
familiar aroma. The warm, sweet aroma of vanilla eases stress, brings on a
feeling of comfort, and puts a smile on your face. Use it in room fragrance
products, drawer sachets, and in the diffuser. It combines beautifully with
spice oils, citrus oils, and some florals.