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Boronia Absolute

Boronia Absolute is used primarily within perfumery and fragrancing applications. Due to Boronia's high cost and reportedly frequent adulteration, Boronia Absolute isn't commonly used within holistic aromatherapy. However, true Boronia Absolute possesses a beautiful, intoxicating, floral aroma with a sweet and fruity character.

Little reputable information is available regarding the therapeutic uses of Boronia Absolute. Due to its high monoterpene content (see below), Boronia Oil may act as a stimulant and may possibly offer some decongestant action. Emotionally, it is uplifting.

Boronia Absolute
Boronia Oil (Absolute)
    

Botanical Name: Boronia megastigma

Common Method of Extraction: Solvent Extraction

Part Typically Used: Flowers

Color: Golden Brown

Consistency: Thick

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Description: Rich, complex floral.

Boronia Absolute Uses: Used primarily in perfumery and aromatics.

Constituents: Ionon, eugenol, triacontane. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 96.] May contain up to 40% monoterpenes including a-pinene and limonene. [Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 125.]

Safety Information: Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using Boronia Absolute. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 213.] However, Sheppard-Hanger indicates that this is widely untested oil and advises to avoid with sensitive/damaged skin and during pregnancy. [Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 125.]

Important Note: 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.

General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential 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 essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you've never used before. Instructions on conducting a skin patch test and more safety information can be found by visiting the Essential Oil Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on essential oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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