Osmanthus Essential Oil
Osmanthus is an ornamental evergreen flowering shrub native to Southeast Asia that has white, yellow or orange flowers.
- Botanical Family: Oleaceae
- Other Common Names: Sweet Olive, Tea Olive
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Solvent extraction
- Variations: Osmanthus is typically produced as an absolute through solvent extraction.
- Chemistry: Osmanthus contains ketones (b-Ionone, dihydro-b-Ionone, and y-decalactone) and monoterpene alcohols (linalool).
- Perfuming: Primarily used in natural perfumery
- Nervous System: Helps with feelings of fatigue, stress, and depression.
- Reproductive System: Has aphrodisiac properties and increases libido.
- Skin: Helps with oily skin.
- Emotional: Stimulating, promotes happiness
- Spiritual: helps awaken spiritual transformations and higher states of consciousness
- Scent Profile: Mid note with an intensely fruity floral aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Osmanthus can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral, Fruity Floral
- Blends well with: Angelica, Balsam Fir, Bergamot, Champaca, Cinnamon, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Cacao, Coriander, Davana, Frangipani, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Vanilla, Vetiver, Violet Leaf, and Ylang Ylang.
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Products Using Osmanthus Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.