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List of CO2 Extracts Used in Aromatherapy and Natural Perfumery

List of CO2 Extracts

Within the scope of aromatherapy, steam distilled essential oils are primarily used. However, CO2 Extracts are gaining increasing attention as some of their attributes are superior to that of essential oils.

If you're not sure what a CO2 Extract is, this guide is for you!

CO2 Supercritical Extract Guide

Introduction to the CO2 Extract Lists Shown Below

Below, you will see three separate CO2 Extract lists:
  • Aromatic CO2 Extracts
  • Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts
  • Anti-Oxidant CO2 Extracts

These lists include the CO2 extracts that are currently available from reputable suppliers. As with essential oils, the availability of particular CO2 extracts is subject to change. These lists, however, should give you a general overview on the availability of particular CO2 extracts.

List of Available Aromatic CO2 Extracts

This list includes CO2 Extracts that are highly aromatic and that are used in aromatherapy in a manner similar to that of essential oils and absolutes. Some CO2 extracts are very thick. Reading the CO2 Supercritical Extract Guide will help give you a better understanding of how aromatic CO2 extracts compare with essential oils.

Allspice CO2 Select Extract

Pimenta dioica and Pimenta officinalis

Ambrette Seed CO2 Select Extract

Abelmoschus moschatus

Angelica Root CO2 Select Extract

Angelica archangelica

Star Anise CO2 Select Extract

Ilicium verum

Buddha Wood CO2 Subcritical Extract

Eremophila mitchellii

Caraway Seed CO2 Select Extract

Carum carvi

Cardamom CO2 Select Extract

Elettaria cardamomum

Cassia CO2 Select Extract

Cinnamomum cassia

Celery Seed CO2 Total Extract

Apium graveolens

Champaca CO2 Total Extract

Michelia champaca

Cinnamon Bark CO2 Total Extract

Cinnamomum burmannii

Clove Bud CO2 Select Extract

Syzygium aromaticum

Cocoa CO2 Select Extract

Theobroma cacao
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Coconut CO2 Select Extract

Cocos nucifera
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Coffee CO2 Total Extract

Coffea arabica
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Coriander Seed CO2 Select Extract

Coriandrum sativum

Elder Flower CO2 Select Extract

Sambucus nigra

Elemi CO2 Select Extract

Canarium luzonicum

Emerald Cypress CO2 Subcritical Extract

Callistris columellaris

Fenugreek CO2 Total Extract

Trigonella foenumgraecum
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Siberian Fir CO2 Subcritical Extract

Abies sibirica

Frankincense CO2 Select Extract

Boswellia carteri and Boswellia serrata

Galbanum CO2 Select Extract

Ferula galbaniflua

German Chamomile CO2 Select and Total Extracts

Chamomilla recutita

Ginger CO2 Select and Total Extracts

Zingiber officinale

Hops CO2 Total Extract

Humulus lupulus

Jasmine CO2 Select Extract

Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminum sambac

Juniper Berry CO2 Select Extract

Juniperus communis

Lavender CO2 Select Extract

Lavandula angustifolia

Lilac CO2 Total Extract

Syringa vulgaris

Linden Blossom CO2 Select and Total Extracts

Tillia cordata

Marjoram CO2 Select Extract

Origanum majorana

Mango Ginger CO2 Total Extract

Curcuma amada

Myrrh CO2 Select Extract

Commiphora myrrha

Nutmeg CO2 Select Extract

Myristica fragrans

Oregano CO2 Select Extract

Origanum vulgare

Orris Root CO2 Select Extract

Iris germanica

Rose CO2 Total Extract

Rosa damascena and Rosa alba

Rosemary Cineole CO2 Select Extract

Salvia rosmarinus

Sandalwood Heartwood CO2 Select Extract

Santalum album and Santalum spicatum

Thyme CO2 Select Extract

Thymus vulgaris

Tumeric CO2 Total Extract

Curcuma longa

Vanilla, 12% or 26% Vanillin CO2 Total Extract

Vanilla planifolia

Yarrow CO2 Total Extract

Achillea millefolium

Zdravetz CO2 Total Extract

Geranium maccrorrhizum

List of Available Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts

This list includes CO2 Extracts that are similar in functionality to that of carrier oils (also known as vegetable oils). Reading the CO2 Supercritical Extract Guide will help give you a better understanding of how these CO2 extracts compare with carrier oils.

Amaranth Seed CO2 Total Extract

Amaranthus caudatus

Arnica Flower CO2 Total Extract

Arnica montana
This extract usually is sold diluted in sunflower seed or another vegetable oil.

Black Cumin Seed CO2 Total Extract

Nigella sativa

Calendula CO2 Total Extract

Calendula officinalis

Carrot Root CO2 Total Extract

Daucus carota
This extract usually is sold diluted in sunflower seed or another vegetable oil.

Chia Seed CO2 Total Extract

Salvia hispanica

Cocoa CO2 Select Extract

Theobroma cacao
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Coconut CO2 Select Extract

Cocos nucifera
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Coffee CO2 Total Extract

Coffea arabica
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Fenugreek CO2 Total Extract

Trigonella foenumgraecum
This extract is cross listed under both Aromatic and Lipid (Fatty) CO2 Extracts.

Oat CO2 Total Extract

Avena sativa

Pomegranate Seed CO2 Total Extract

Punica granatum

Raspberry Seed CO2 Total Extract

Rubus idaeus

Rhatany Root CO2 Total Extract

Krameria lappacea
This extract usually is sold diluted in olive or another vegetable oil.

Rice Bran CO2 Total Extract

Oryza sativa

Rose Hip Seed CO2 Total Extract

Rosa canina

Sandalwood Seed CO2 Total Extract

Santalum spicatum

Seabuckthorn Berry Fruit Pulp or Seed CO2 Total Extract

Hippophae rhamnoides

Tomato Seed CO2 Total Extract

Solanum lycopersicum

Wheatgerm CO2 Total Extract

Triticum aestivum

List of Available Anti-Oxidant CO2 Extracts

Two key CO2 extracts are produced for use as anti-oxidants. They are listed below.

Rosemary, 14% or 25% DTP (Phenolic Diterpenes)

Rosmarinus officinalis
This extract usually is standardized in sunflower or another vegetable oil.

Sage, 23% DTP (Phenolic Diterpenes)

Salvia triloba
This extract usually is standardized in sunflower or another vegetable oil.

CO2 Extract Safety Information

CO2 extracts share some similarities with essential oils (and some with vegetable oils). However, the chemistry of CO2 extracts can differ from their essential oil counterparts. Not much specialized safety information is available for CO2 extracts. Use CO2 extracts with great care and do not assume that every CO2 extract has the same safety precautions as its essential oil counterpart. Ginger Total CO2 Extract, for example, is much more potent than Ginger Essential Oil.

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. 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.

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Important Information About the Profiles

The essential oil information provided on AromaWeb is intended for educational purposes only. The references to safety information, constituents and percentages is generalized information. The data is not necessary complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The essential oil photos are intended to represent the typical and approximate color of each essential oil. However, essential oil color can vary based on harvesting, distillation, age of the essential oil and other factors. Profiles for several absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

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