Tobacco Absolute possesses a deep, cigar-like tobacco aroma. It is primarily used within the scope of natural fragrancing and perfumery. It is especially nice to include in formulations for men and formulations that need a more masculine note.
Tobacco Absolute can also be helpful to those who are trying to quit smoking. For more information, please refer to AromaWeb's Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Techniques That May Help With Your Efforts to Quit Smoking.
Common Method of Extraction
What is an Absolute?
Plant Part Typically Used
Medium - Thick
Strength of Initial Aroma
Tobacco Absolute smells rich and warm and possesses a deep tobacco-like aroma.
Tobacco Oil Uses
Tobacco Absolute Safety Information
The second edition of Essential Oil Safety does not include a profile for Tobacco Absolute (that I could find). Using Tobacco Absolute topically in extremely low dilutions may be prudent. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 211.]
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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