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Tonka Bean Absolute (Dipteryx Odorata) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Tonka Bean Absolute (Dipteryx Odorata)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Dipteryx Odorata

Common names: Tonkin Bean, Cumaru, Kumaru

Common Method of Extraction: Solvent Extracted Absolute

Part Typically Used:
Dried Beans (Seeds)

Color: Off-white to brown

Consistency: Very thick paste-like mass that is solid at room temperature

Perfumery Note: Middle, Excellent Fixative

Strength of Initial Aroma: Very rich, caramel-like, powdery-sweet of new mown hay with a warm herbal and soft tobacco-like undertone

Tonka Beans or seeds are removed from the fruit before drying and then left to soak in alcohol for anything up to 24 hours where they will expand in size. After removal from the alcohol, the Tonka Beans appear black, shrivelled and shrink in size. A white powder which accumulates on the exterior is actually natural Coumarin. In fact, before synthetic Coumarin was created, Tonka was the main source of this material.

Tonka Bean Absolute
is one of the finest perfume ingredients for fixation of natural perfumes.  It can add a natural gourmand effect in white flower accords, such as tuberose, and also harmonizes well with vanilla, leather and tobacco notes. The profile is reminiscent of Caramel, Almond and Vanilla.Naturally occurring coumarin in Tonka Beans is considered safe for dermal use, and is not carcinogenic, not phototoxic, and not an allergen; this, however, is not the case with synthetic coumarin and coumarin derivatives.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 10, 2024)

Lovage Root Essential Oil (Levisticum Officinale) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Lovage Root Essential Oil (Levisticum Officinale)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Levisticum Officinale

Common Names: In Germany it is known as Maggikraut and in the Netherlands Maggiplan. In France Leviche and in Italy Levistico. In Swedish its Libbsticka.

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used:
Roots and Leaves

Color: Amber to olive brown


Perfumery Note: Medium

Strength of Initial Aroma: Rich, spicy warm, fresh aromatic, intensely sweet and 'root like' odor Lovage is one of the old English herbs that was formerly very generally cultivated, and is still occasionally cultivated as a sweet herb. Lovage was used as a medicinal herb plant in the fourteenth century. Its reputation is believed to be founded largely on its pleasing aromatic odour.

Lovage is used in perfumes in minute amounts to produce 'special effects', or to lend warm background notes in spicy or Oriental bases. It gives interesting effects with Rose bases and in carnation compositions. In respect to penetrative odor, this oil ranks among the most powerful of all natural materials.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 10, 2024)

Hay Absolute (Graminaes Mix) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Hay Absolute (Graminaes Mix)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Graminaes Mix

Common Method of Extraction: Solvent Extracted Absolute

Part Typically Used: Dried Leaves / Tops

Color: Olive green brown in colour

Consistency: Thick paste consistency that requires gentle warmth prior to use

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma:
A soft, suave, warm, sweet, dry, coumarinic, herbaceous bouquet with a dried fruit/jam-like undertone

One of the most sublime of all perfume materials. Hay is, as literally as possible, the smell of liquid summer sunlight. Perfumers, knowing that this fragrance is not quite appealing on its own, suggest that Hay needs a ‘support group’ of mossy and green nuances to bring out its best features.

As the aroma begins to disperse into the environment from the perfumers strip, one realizes that absolute has fine diffusive power and tenacity with a uniform dryout from top-note to base-note.

absolute  is diffusive, very tenacious, and makes an excellent addition to the perfumer's palette. Its sweet, suave, herbaceous / fruity undertone is wonderful for rounding off rough edges in transitions between different stages of the aromatic life of many compositions.

The classic use for Hay absolute is in new mown hay compostions but also finds use in amber bases, chypre, high class florals, forest notes, colognes, literary perfumes, tea notes and fougere.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 9, 2024)

Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma Cacao) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma Cacao)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Theobroma Cacao

Common Method of Extraction: Solvent Extracted Absolute

Part Typically Used: Raw, dried beans

Color: Dark Brown

Consistency: Very thick, until gently heated

Perfumery Note: Middle to Base

Strength of Initial Aroma:
Rich, sweet, and chocolaty aroma

Cocoa Absolute is highly recommended for chocolate lovers as the aroma is like that of fine dark chocolate.  Try using it as a rich middle to base note in love formulas or for adding a sense of intrigue to your perfumes. Cocoa Absolute seems ideally suited for environmental fragrances as well as scenting decadent soaps and candles.

It is rich in flavonoids, the antioxidant components made by plants to prevent premature breakdowns of their cells caused by exposure to atmospheric agents like air, heat and sunlight.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 9, 2024)

Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma Cacao) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Beauty / Cosmetics

Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma Cacao)BEAUTY / COSMETICSCacao Absolute boost collagen production and protect the skin from environmental damage and rapid aging.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 9, 2024)

Vanilla Extract (Vanilla Planifolia) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Vanilla Extract (Vanilla Planifolia)BASE / GENERALVanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract is made from the mature fruits of the Vanilla Planifolia orchid through extraction methods like solvent extraction, enfleurage, by supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide which involve dissolving or capturing the aromatic compounds from the fruits.

Vanilla Extract is a plant extract that provides anti-oxidant, astringent, anti-bacterial and moisturizing effects for skin care and bath additive preparations.

It makes use of its soothing properties to calm and comfort the skin. It also provides hydration and nourishment, contributing to softer, smoother skin. Additionally, the pleasant scent of Vanilla adds a luxurious sensory experience to skincare products.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 7, 2024)

Wild Fir Essential Oil (Abies Balsamea) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Wild Fir Essential Oil (Abies Balsamea)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Abies Balsamea

Common Method of Extraction:
Steam distilled

Part Typically Used:

Color: Pale yellow  / Dark green

Consistency: Liquid

Perfumery Note:
Middle to Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Woody, fresh and resinous

Like so many popular essential oils, fir needle essential is extracted through a process of steam distillation from fir needles, primarily from the species Abies Balsamea. The needles are the most important part of this plant, as that is where the active ingredients and powerful chemical compounds are located. The combination of tricyclene, a-pinene, borneol, limonene, acetate, and myrcene all combine for these impressive health effects.

Wild Fir essential oil is known in aromatherapy as a strengthening essential oil, particularly suitable for use during the cold season. It is ideal for indoor steaming, freshening and purifying the air.

Balsam Fir (Abies Balsamea) essential oil has a very sweet, rich, deep, balsamic, evergreen aroma and a very light, clean terpenic top note like that released from freshly crushed fir needles.  Bright and elevating smell.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 7, 2024)

Niaouli Essential Oil (Melaleuca Quinquenervia) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Niaouli Essential Oil (Melaleuca Quinquenervia)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Melaleuca Quinquinervia

Common Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Part Typically Used: Grey-green leaves

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note:

Strength of Initial Aroma: Earthy, fruity, lemony, sweet, camphor-like

Niaouli essential oil is obtained by distilling wild myrtles, which, like Tea Tree, Cajeput, Rosemary, and Manuka, belong to a family of aromatherapeutically potent deadly plants.

Melaleuca Quinquinervia Viridiflora is one of four commercially important and aromatherapeutically significant species of the genus Melaleuca, the other three being M. Alternifolia (Tea Tree) and M. ccajuputi (Cajuput) and M. Ericifolia (Rosalina).

Niaouli essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the leaves and green branchlets. Nerolina is grown in plantations, wild harvesting also occurs.Niaouli essential oil was formerly known as 'gomenoil' because it was first distilled in the Gomeno area of New Caledonia in the early 20th century.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Niaouli Essential Oil (Melaleuca Quinquenervia) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Spiritual Practises

Niaouli Essential Oil (Melaleuca Quinquenervia)SPIRITUAL PRACTISESEmotionally and energetically, Niaouli essential oil has stress relieving properties that relax the body and mind with ease. Niaouli oil has a wonderful cooling and calming effect that can help restore emotional balance.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Amyris Sandalwood Essential Oil (Amyris Balsamifera) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Amyris Sandalwood Essential Oil (Amyris Balsamifera)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Amyris balsamifera

Common Method of Extraction:
Steam distilled

Part Typically Used: Tree bark

Light yellow

Consistency: Viscous

Perfumery Note:
Base note and scent fixer

Strength of Initial Aroma: Sweet, balsamic, woody-like scent

Amyris essential oil is distilled from the small shrubby tropical evergreen tree Amyris balsamifera, native to Haiti, which also grows in the forests of the Dominican Republic. Due to its many beneficial properties and uses, it has spread all over the world, especially in countries where it has favorable tropical climates to grow, such as India. Therefore, now the essential oil  is often called the Sandalwood of West India.

The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of tree bark, which is dried for more than a year. Because of its high oil content, this wood burns by itself, like a candle, and is hence called candle wood by the local population. It is a less expensive alternate to pure Sandalwood.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Amyris Sandalwood Essential Oil (Amyris Balsamifera) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Spiritual Practises

Amyris Sandalwood Essential Oil (Amyris Balsamifera)SPIRITUAL PRACTISESThe smell of this essential oil is considered aphrodisiac. Relaxing the tension, it rises together. Recommended for those who lack inspiration and creative energy, meditating.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Japanese Rose otto (Rosa Rugosa) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Japanese Rose otto (Rosa Rugosa)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Rosa Rugosa

Common Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Part Typically Used:

Color: Clear / Light yellow

Consistency: Mobile liquid that congeals upon cooling

Perfumery Note: Middle / Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Deep, soft, honey-spicy

Japanese Rose is called “Hamanasu” in Japan. The flowers have a rose-like scent. It is a wild rose which is native to the coast of northern Japan and it is characteristic in that only one flower blooms per plant.

Japanese Rose oil is among the rarest essential oils in the world. It doesn’t take much to find the finest Bulgarian, Turkish, or French rose oil, but very few essential oil suppliers ever have Japanese Rose oil.

Applied to the smell strip the aroma of this Japanese Rose otto is initially messy, showcasing a crisp rose freshness in the top, somewhat green weedy. As time progresses on the strip, the aroma as having a rose and fruit character, this eventually and perhaps bizarrely transitions into a dewy early morning rose profile with slight rose powdery undertones.

If you love rose oils, you’d know that ottos are generally yellow/gold in profile (and color), distinguished in degrees by a certain citrus/lemony not that is more pronounced, more dense, smoother or sharper, depending on the freshness of the petals and the quality of the extraction. A fine rose otto is as good as rose oil gets.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Calamus Root Essential Oil (Acorus Calamus L.) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Calamus Root Essential Oil (Acorus Calamus L.)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Acorus Calamus

Common Name: Calamus , Rat Root , Sweet Flag , Sweet Myrtle , Sweet Root , Sweet Sedge

Common Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Part Typically Used:

Color: Yellow to yellowish brown

Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid

Perfumery Note:

Strength of Initial Aroma: Spices with a woody base, characteristic of calamus root, sweet, reminiscent of the smell of laurel leaves and nutmeg.

Calamus oil has an unusual aroma that is loved by perfumers who create oriental perfumes. It is often used as a scent fixer at concentrations as low as 0.01% in men’s, woody and oriental fragrances. Calamus Root oil is warm and spicy yet fresh scent makes it a unique and popular addition to cosmetic products.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Calamus Root Essential Oil (Acorus Calamus L.) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Spiritual Practises

Calamus Root Essential Oil (Acorus Calamus L.)SPIRITUAL PRACTISESOften acclaimed as an ideal herb for meditation and introspection, Calamus is recommended by saints, yogis and Ayurvedic philosophers for enhancing the functions of the brain, improving memory power, increasing intellectual capacity and for stimulating proper circulation to the brain.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 6, 2024)

Kunzea Essential Oil (Kunzea Ambigua) ☸ Essential oils ☸ Base / General

Kunzea Essential Oil (Kunzea Ambigua)BASE / GENERALBotanical Name: Kunzea ambigua

Common Method of Extraction:
Steam distilled

Part Typically Used:
Leaves and twigs


Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note:
Top to Middle.

Strength of Initial Aroma: A pleasant and fresh aroma with some spicy undertones, carrying the scent of the Australian bush.

Aromatically, Kunzea Oil has a pleasant scent with clean, fresh, invigorating undertones. The aroma is often compared to the scent of the Australian bush, transporting you away from the everyday and into the fresh air of nature.

The Kunzea plant, with its bulbous tops and whimsical blossoms, is commonly referred to as "White Cloud", as well as "Tick Bush", recalling one of its traditional uses of controlling ticks on cattle in the outback. Kunzea Essential Oil has comparable properties and uses to Tea Tree Oil but offers a more pleasant aroma and milder sensation when applied topically.

Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (February 4, 2024)
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