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Boronia Absolute

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.

Botanical Name

Boronia megastigma

Common Method of Extraction

Solvent Extraction
What is an Absolute?

Plant 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.

Major Constituents

(E)-B-Ionene
Heptadecene
(Z)-Methyl cinnamate+N-Tiglamide
(E)-Methyl cinnamate
(E)-Cinnamic acid
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[P. Weyerstahl, H. Marschall, W.R. Bork, et al. Constituents of the Absolute of Boronia megastigma Nees. From Tasmania. (Flavour Fragrance Journal 10, 1995), 297-311. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 219.]

Boronia Absolute Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Boronia Absolute topically. 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), 219.]

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. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. 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 be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Shelf Life

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