Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Country of Origin: Morocco/USA
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled / Rectified - Free From Prussic Acid (FFPA)
Distillation Date: Aug 2021
Minimum Shelf Life: 6 Years
Plant Part: Apricot Kernels
Perfume Note: Top
Aroma: Strong, sweet, nutty almond and cherry notes
Blends well with: Amyris, Balsam Peru, Cocao Absolute, Coffee, Himalayan Cypress Wood, Hinoki Wood, Jasmine grand, Jasmine sambac, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Sandalwood Mysore, Siam Wood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang Complete
Kernels from the Prunus armeniaca apricot have a sweet gourmand almond-cherry aroma and are distilled to make Bitter Almond essential oil. This is one of the few essential oils where rectifying is absolutely necessary to render it safe for use. Our Bitter Almond essential oil is rectified Free From Prussic Acid (FFPA) and then further diluted with Fractionated Coconut oil. The rectifying and dilution process renders the oil fabulous for blenders who need Bitter Almond aroma but without the hassle of DEA regulations.
Bitter Almond is not an almond in the sense of Prunis dulces (Sweet Almond) although they are botanically related. Bitter Almond essential oil has a gourmand aroma; think marzipan, cookie and cake batter, maraschino cherries and Amaretto liqueur. Because there is no natural cherry essential oil Bitter Almond is used to give a top note of natural cherry-almond goodness to bath and body products, candles, soap, and in natural perfume. Even after diluting the aroma is quite strong so we suggest adding little by little in formulations to avoid overpowering the blend.
Keep out of reach of children - may mistake for edible candy.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for the Bitter Almond essential oil in this blend is available. Select option during checkout to include it with your order or contact us prior to purchase to receive by email.
Aromatherapy use: none documented
General use: Diffusers, potpourri, massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle scent
Contraindications: Not for consumption. May be irritating to sensitive skin, skin patch test first. For your safety Prussic Acid has been removed. Keep out of reach of children who may mistake for edible candy.