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.
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.
Common Method of Extraction
Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
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.]
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.]
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.]
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