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Beeswax Absolute

Beeswax Absolute is a unique entry in AromaWeb's Essential Oil Profile Directory because it is the only aromatic ingredient that is animal based.

Beeswax Absolute is primarily used in perfumery and fragrancing. Though there is little documentation for this harder-to-find oil, I see its potential as being a gently soothing and calming addition to aromatherapy blends intended for emotional well-being.

Beeswax Absolute can vary in consistency and aroma. The aroma is typically intensely honey-like. Depending on the source of the beeswax, the aroma can also possess a beautifully intoxicating floral quality. Some sources say that beeswax absolute can also have notes of hay, and I agree.

Its thickness can certainly depend on the temperature that it is stored at. (See AromaWeb's Working With and Blending Thick Aromatic Oils article.)

Beeswax Absolute
Beeswax Oil (Absolute)
    

Botanical Name (of the honeybee): Apis mellifera

Common Method of Extraction: Solvent or CO2 Extracted
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Part Typically Used: Wax

Color: Deep Golden Brown

Consistency: Medium

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Mild - Medium

Aromatic Description: Rich, sweet, floral, honey aroma.

Beeswax
Beeswax

Beeswax Absolute Uses: Perfumery, fragrancing and diffusion.

Beeswax Absolute is not vegan.

Safety Information: Safety information is not readily available. Since Beeswax Absolute is used for perfumery and is not used as a therapeutic oil, use with caution and common sense. It may be wise to avoid in anyone who cannot consume honey or use beeswax.

Important Notes: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The oil photos are intended to represent the typical and approximate color of each essential oil. However, oil color can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

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 and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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