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.
Common Method of Extraction
What is an Absolute?
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Rich, complex floral.
Boronia Absolute Uses
Used primarily in perfumery and aromatics.
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[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.]
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.]
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