Blackcurrant Bud Absolute imparts an opulent sweet wine-like middle note in perfume accords. This absolute has the ability to augment natural perfume blends with just a teeny-tiny amount. Less is more so this absolute should be used with the utmost in frugality.
In its pure state Blackcurrant Bud absolute can be challenging to work with, because it is only soluble in high proof alcohol or a high polarity carrier oil. Castor oil is the highest polarity carrier oil and is what we used to make this 20% dilution, for your ease and convenience of use.
Blackcurrant, Ribes nigrum, produces round black berries which are used in culinary dishes and beverages. The plants used for this absolute come from organic cultivation in the Burgundy Region of France where blackcurrant berries are integral to wine making. It takes over 660 pounds of buds to produce just 1 kilo of absolute. The extracted flower buds yield an absolute with a distinctive strong blackcurrant aroma used in perfumery rather than aromatherapy. However, with such a calming aroma you may find this absolute useful in anti-anxiety or meditation blends.Aromatherapy use
: None documented.
General use: Natural and fine perfume, base note fixative, fragrance ingredient: soap, lotions, diffusers, potpourri, air fresheners, bath oils, and more.
Contraindications: None known