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Tuberose Absolute is an exquisite, highly fragrant floral oil that is most often used for perfumery and natural fragrancing work. It blends beautifully with other floral absolutes and essential oils, and it also blends well with essential oils within the wood, citrus, spice, resinous and earthy essential oils.
Emotionally, it is said that Tuberose Absolute is an aphrodisiacs and may help with impotence or frigidity. Its aroma is sensual and can be a beautiful addition to blends intended for relaxation, sensuality and/or romance. Valerie Ann Worwood indicates that Tuberose Absolute can be useful in promoting assertiveness, confidence, performance, self-esteem and self-image. She also mentions that it may be helpful when trying to combat addiction to drugs, in soothing aggression and calming anger. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Fragrant Mind (Novato, CA: New World Library, 1996, 229, 236.]
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Deep Orange/Golden Brown
Strength of Initial Aroma
Complex, exotic, sweet, floral.
Tuberose Absolute Uses
Used primarily in perfumery and natural fragrancing.
Muscular spasm, stress-induced conditions, physical tension, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, depression. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 627.]
[IFRA. Standards, Including Amendments as of October 14th, 2009. (Brussels: International Fragrance Association, 2009). Private Communication: Jones, 2002. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 457.]
Tisserand and Young indicate that Tuberose Absolute may pose a moderate risk of skin sensitization and recommend dermal maximum of 1.2%. They caution to avoid use for those with hypersensitive/diseased/damaged skin and in children younger than 2. 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), 456-457.]
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