Violet Leaf Absolute
Violet Leaf Absolute is an intriguing absolute to work with. Aromatically, it possesses a green aroma with a slight earthy, floral character at low dilutions. As an absolute, I particularly prefer it for use in perfumery and fragrancing applications. It blends especially well with essential oils in the floral, herb and wood families.
I haven't worked much with Violet Leaf Absolute for emotional or spiritual applications, but Valerie Ann Worwood recommends it for "timidity of the spirit" and describes it as helping "to encourage security, courage, confidence, centering, gentleness, and upliftment." [Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul (Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999, 284.]
Refer to the remainder of the profile for Violet Leaf Absolute uses, benefits and safety information.
Common Method of Extraction
What is an Absolute?
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Middle - Base
Green, earthy, slightly floral in dilution.
Violet Leaf Absolute Uses
Rheumatic conditions, fluid retention, edema, cellulite, stress-induced acne, prematurely aged skin, bruising, sore skin, nervous exhaustion, perfumery.[Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 630.]
9, 12-Octadecadienoic acid
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.
[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1995), 134. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 467.]
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Violet Leaf Absolute. 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), 467-468.]
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