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Violet Leaf Absolute

Violet Leaf Absolute

Violet Leaf Absolute is an intriguing absolute to work with. Aromatically, it possesses a green aroma with a slight earthy, floral character at low dilutions. As an absolute, I particularly prefer it for use in perfumery and fragrancing applications. It blends especially well with essential oils in the floral, herb and wood families.

I haven't worked much with Violet Leaf Absolute for emotional or spiritual applications, but Valerie Ann Worwood recommends it for "timidity of the spirit" and describes it as helping "to encourage security, courage, confidence, centering, gentleness, and upliftment." [Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul (Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999, 284.]

Refer to the remainder of the profile for Violet Leaf Absolute uses, benefits and safety information.

Botanical Name

Viola odorata

Common Method of Extraction

Solvent Extracted
What is an Absolute?

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves

Color

Violet Leaf Absolute

Dark Green

Consistency

Thick

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Middle - Base

Violets with Leaves

Aromatic Description

Green, earthy, slightly floral in dilution.

Violet Leaf Absolute Uses

Rheumatic conditions, fluid retention, edema, cellulite, stress-induced acne, prematurely aged skin, bruising, sore skin, nervous exhaustion, perfumery.[Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 630.]

Major Constituents

9, 12-Octadecadienoic acid
2,6-Nonedienal
Hexadecanoic acid
3-Pentadecenal
1-Hexadecene
1-Octadecene
2,6,11-Trimethyldodecane
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.

[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1995), 134. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 467.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Violet Leaf Absolute. 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), 467-468.]

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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