Frangipani Organic Essential Oil – Enfleurage
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Our Frangipani Organic Essential Oil (Plumeria alba) is pure undiluted Frangipani Oil extracted by Enfleurage and can be referred to as Frangipani organic enfleurage. Our frangipani oil is most rare, coming from a small grower/extractor in South America who extracts the essential oil by the ancient method of enfleurage, using only organic palm oil and organic alcohol derived from organic sugar cane. Most noses would find the aroma to be quite similar to that of the actual frangipani (Plumeria alba) flower.*
|Botanical Name||Origin||Cultivation||Method of Extraction||Source||Note||Main Natural Constituents||Blends Well With||Properties|
|Plumeria alba||South America||Organic farmed||Enfleurage (ancient method using only organic palm oil & organic cane sugar alcohol to extract the essential oils)||Flower petals||Osmically balanced (contains top, middle and bottom notes) - can be worn alone as a perfume||Completely natural components - nothing added or removed||cinnamon leaf, citrus oils, clove bud, jasmine, neroli, rose otto, tuberose, ylang ylang|
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Frangipani Organic Essential Oil – Enfleurage
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Our Frangipani Organic Essential Oil (Plumeria alba) is pure undiluted Frangipani Oil extracted by Enfleurage and can be referred to as Frangipani organic enfleurage. Most Frangipani Oil is extracted by harsh chemical solvents and is therefore called an “absolute” (Frangipani Absolute). Although our frangipani oil is technically an absolute too, it is most rare, coming from a small grower/extractor in South America who extracts the essential oil by the ancient method of enfleurage, using only organic palm oil and organic alcohol derived from organic sugar cane. The entire process of extracting the frangipani/plumeria oil it done by hand using no heat and no harsh chemical solvents. Pure local organic palm oil is used to absorb the aromatic oils from the frangipani flower petals and once the palm oil is completely saturated with the essence of the flower then the palm oil is separated from the frangipani oil by cane sugar alcohol which is then evaporated to leave only the frangipani oil. The process for producing the Frangipani Absolute by Enfleurage is quite labor intensive and requires many pounds of frangipani flower petals per ml of oil but the results are astounding. Most noses would find the aroma to be quite similar to that of the actual frangipani (Plumeria alba) flower.*
*Do note that initially, in addition to the aroma of the enfleurage oil, one smells the aroma of palm oil (a bit “earthy) but, if given a few moments to “breathe”, the floral aroma of the oil supersedes / replaces that of the palm oil. Most noses love the aroma of our enfleurage oils but, a few (less than 1%) of our customers smell more of the palm oil than that of the essential oil (this has to do with differences in receptors in the nose). If you happen to be part of the unfortunate 1%, just return the enfleurage oil for a full refund except for our shipping cost.
Frangipani Organic Essential Oil (Enfleurage) is part of our Artisan Quality line of essential oils.
Frangipani Organic Essential Oil / frangipani absolute (Plumeria alba) is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heavenly aroma and fragrance. During the extraction process, fresh, fully opened flowers are plucked from the frangipani plant (Plumeria alba) and carefully laid on trays covered with a layer of palm oil. The essential oils from the flower petals slowly migrate to the palm oil and the process is repeated until the palm oil is completely saturated with the flower’s oil. Then the flower oil is separated from the palm oil by alcohol which then evaporated leaving only the pure frangipani oil, i.e., Frangipani Organic Essential Oil / frangipani absolute.
Frangipani organic essential oil cannot be distilled like most essential oils due to the delicate nature of the flowers. Enfleurage was the traditional method of extraction used in the 18th and 19th centuries and into the early 20th century but solvent extraction using hexane has virtually replaced enfleurage, except, of course, for our own frangipani absolute. Solvent extracted frangipani oil, called an “absolute”, is used extensively by the perfume industry. No chemicals, other than organic alcohol, are used to extract this frangipani oil that we sell. Either method (enfleurage or solvent extraction) is time consuming and oil yields are quite small for the amount of materials used. Natural frangipani perfume is often enjoyed as a single-flower oil since the rich, warm, heady floral aroma produced from the flowers is considered osmically balanced (like Carnation and Lavender). which means that their floral compounds are perfectly balanced, containing a top, middle, and base note.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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