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Coffee Oil / Coffee Absolute / Coffee CO2

Coffee Beans

The oil that is contained within the coffee bean is responsible for its distinctive flavor. Coffee Oil can be green or roasted, but Roasted Coffee Oil is truer to the aromatic "coffee experience."

Prior to roasting, the beans and the oil derived from them smells quite green and somewhat bitter. In fact, unroasted coffee beans are referred to as green coffee beans.

Coffee Absolute

I'm not familiar with the availability of a steam distilled coffee essential oil, but Coffee Oils are available as CO2s, absolutes and as a cold pressed oils.

Caffeine is a water-soluble constituent and is not present within the volatile oil.

Limited documentation is available regarding the constituents contained within the oil, and its use within holistic aromatherapy is uncertain. It naturally may be assumed that it would be a nice morning pick-me-up oil in the diffuser despite its absence of caffeine. It may be an oil worth exploring for those attempting to give up caffeine or coffee. Though I'm concerned it actually could be a temptation to those trying to quit drinking coffee, it could potentially help curb the craving for some.

Coffee Oil is gaining more widespread use in personal care product formulation.

Botanical Name

Coffea arabica

Common Method of Extraction

Solvent or CO2 Extraction
What is an Absolute?
What is a CO2?

Plant Part Typically Used

Beans

Color

Dark Brown

Consistency

Medium to Thick

Perfumery Note

Base

Strength of Initial Aroma

Strong

Aromatic Description

Strong, rich, aroma of fresh brewed coffee.

Coffee Absolute and Coffee CO2 Uses: Perfumery/fragrancing.

Minimal documentation available.

For more information about Coffee Absolute, CO2 and cold pressed coffee oils, read AromaTalk's lighthearted post:
Part of My Morning Aromatherapy Ritual: Coffee!

Shelf Life

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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. 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. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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