Botanical Name: Viola odorata
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: The Viola plant is a tiny perennial plants grown mostly for its ornamental flowers.
Color: Green to dark green liquid.
Common Uses: Violet Leaf Absolute is well respected as having relaxing, soothing, and inspiring properties. It can be used for treating bronchitis, stress headaches, nervousness, insomnia, rheumatism, poor circulation, and sore throats.
Consistency: Thick and viscous, solid at room temperature. Bottle should be placed in a hot water bath in order for absolute to liquefy.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Violet Leaf Absolute generally blends well with other essential oils and is perfect as a fixative. Specific pairings include oils from the floral family, Clary Sage, Lavender, Benzoin, Basil, oils from the citrus family, Sandalwood, Geranium, and oils from the spice family.
Aromatic Scent: Violet Leaf Absolute has a green, earthy, leafy note with a tender floral undertone.
History: Both the leaf and flowers have a long tradition of use in herbal medicine.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritating, but may cause sensitization in some individuals. It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - becomes lost.