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What is an Absolute oil?

Updated: Apr 15, 2022

Absolutes are exotic oils that are similar to essential oils but because the parts needed are so delicate to extract, the oils are very very expensive. The extraction method is more complex due to the fragile nature of the flower.

Which flowers are categorized as absolutes?

Here's the short list:

~ Bulgarian Rose, Indian Jasmine, Indian Lotus, and Egyptian Geranium ~

Absolutes are more aromatically potent than their essential oil counterparts so the old adage that a little goes a long way truly applies to an absolute. These oils are typically used in perfume type products, either spray or solid. You'll never see me use these in soap....unless you'd like to pay the price. How much you ask? Here are some examples: