Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides
Country of Origin: Andes Mountains, Colombia
Extraction Method: Enfleurage
Extraction Date: Mar 2021
Minimum Shelf Life: 2 Years
Grade: Absolute/Fine Perfumery/Aroma-therapeutic
Plant Part: Fresh Flowers
Viscosity: Moderately Mobile liquid
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Heady, lushly sweet, floral with fresh green notes, tenacious sweet undertones
Blends well with:Ambrette Co2, Bergamot, Clove Bud, Davana, Frangipani Absolute, Frankincense carterii, Frankincense frereana, Frankincense sacra, Jasmine grand Absolute, Jasmine sambac Absolute, Lemon Verbena, Melissa, Neroli, Orange Blossom Absolute, Rose Otto, Rose Absolute Bulgaria, Rose Moroc Absolute, Saffron Absolute, Sandalwood Australian, Sandalwood Mysore, Tonka Bean Absolute, Ylang Ylang Extra
An exceptional specimen of Gardenia oil that is lushly sweet and floral, extracted using a 19th century French enfleurage technique
. Gardenia flowers are first organically grown high in the Andes Mountains in Columbia, then harvested and gently laid on a solid oil medium to pull out the gardenia aromatic oils from the freshly picked petals. This process is repeated every few days over a period of several weeks until a sufficient amount of precious gardenia oils have been absorbed. The producer determines the strength and concentration of the final enfleurage oil by deciding the length of time, and the amount of flowers used, to achieve the final aromatic result. This last step is the difference between this premium gardenia's aromatic tenacity, than a lessor quality available that was quickly produced in a shorter amount of time with minimal flowers used. To demonstrate this point, this enfleurage extraction took three painstaking months starting in January 2021 and ending in March 2021. Only a small amount is produced over this three month time and this is why we can not offer larger sizes. The scent proved its tenacity on a scent strip where it maintained an 80% aromatic volatility 24 hours later. A truly masterful and rare Gardenia extraction with all its integral complexity.
The artisan producer from this Gardenia enfleurage uses certified USDA organic, kosher, non-GMO palm oil that is sustainable and locally produced without pesticides or harmful contaminants, with a non-hexane organic grape alcohol to separate the oil medium from the flower absolute. Unlike traditional enfleurage methods used in the 19th century, no animal fats or petrochemicals are used in this extraction.
Gardenia oil contains antioxidants and is quite useful for calming anxiety, irritability, insomnia, and menopausal imbalances. It is also used to treat infections, abscesses, jaundice, and cools blood, reduces swelling, and treats injuries to the muscles, joints, and tendons with its hemostatic properties.
This exquisite Gardenia enfleurage can be used in natural perfumery, to fragrance skin care, body care, or just a sheer joy of smelling this beautiful floral all on its own.
Due to the scarcity of this premium quality enfleurage, it is excluded from our free sample policy and all discounts. To familiarize yourself with Gardenia Enfleurage Premium prior to making a larger purchase we recommend selecting the 0.5g size from our size options. If you are not familiar with enfleurage extracted oils we highly recommend purchasing a sample first. While enfleurage oils contain the pure natural scent it should not be compared to the intensity of an absolute.
Aromatherapy use: anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, antioxidant, anti-stress, calming, hypnotic, nervine, sedative, soporific
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, as a blending ingredient for adding pure essential oil essence to massage oil, natural perfume, bath oil, skin care, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle scent
Contraindications: None known