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Ambrette Seed Absolute

Ambrette Seed Absolute

Although Ambrette Seed Absolute is said to be helpful in blends intended for aches and poor circulation, I tend to reach for Ambrette Seed Absolute most often for its use in natural perfumery and fragrancing.

Ambrette Seeds

Aromatically, Ambrette Seed Absolute is a rich, woody, musky oil that is wonderful to work with and experiment with when creating exotic, oriental or masculine blends. It is also said to act as an aphrodisiac.

Several sources mention that Ambrette Seed Absolute may also be helpful for reducing anxiety.

Botanical Name

Abelmoschus moschatus / Hibiscus abelmoschus

Common Method of Extraction

Steam, Solvent or CO2 Extraction
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Part Typically Used

Seed

Ambrette Seed Absolute

Color

Pale Yellow

Consistency

Medium

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Musky, woody, and rich with floral undertones.

Ambrette Seed Absolute Uses

Aches, stiffness, poor blood circulation, low blood pressure, anxiety, depression. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]

Major Constituents

Farnesyl acetate
Farnesol
Ambrettolide
Decyl acetate
Dodecyl acetate
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1993), 177-178. B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 21 no. 4, 1996), 58. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 193.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Ambrette Seed Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 193.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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