Frangipani Enfleurage, Organic Limited Edition
Our Frangipani Enfleurage, Organic Limited Edition is very, vary rare – produced for us by hand on small farm in South America.
Frangipani Enfleurage is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heavenly aroma and fragrance. Our Limited Edition Frangipani Enfleurage is the rarest of the rare, coming from a small organic grower/extractor in South America who extracts the essential oil by the ancient method of Enfleurage.
We sell this Limited Edition Enfleurage only in smaller sizes, 1/2 & 5/8 dram bottles. Due to the limited supply of this precious Enfleurage oil, all sales are final so you may also sample all 5 of our regular Enfleurage Oils in a sample pack first.
Limited Edition: What makes this so Frangipani Enfleurage special?
This Limited Edition Organic Frangipani Enfleurage is extracted with pure organic coconut oil instead of the usual organic palm oil. This process is more time consuming and takes more Frangipani flowers but the result is very special – pure Frangipani aroma without even a hint of the earthier undernote of palm oil.
Method of Extraction
Our Organic Frangipani Enfleurage is pure undiluted Frangipani Oil extracted using a very old, all-natural technique known as Enfleurage. Since the essential oil of the Frangipani flower cannot be extracted by distillation or pressing, most Frangipani Oil available today is extracted by harsh solvents in a chemical process that produces a product called an “absolute” (Frangipani Absolute). Although our Frangipani Oil is sometimes referred to as an absolute because it is not extracted by steam distillation, it is more correctly called a Frangipani Enfleurage. It is most rare, coming from a small grower/extractor in South America who uses only local organic coconut oil and organic sugar cane alcohol to produce a true Frangipani Enfleurage essential oil.
The entire process of extracting the Organic Frangipani Enfleurage is done by hand using no heat and no harsh chemical solvents. Pure local organic Coconut Oil is used to extract the aromatic oils from the gardenia flower petals by absorption. Once the Coconut oil is completely saturated with the essence of the Frangipani flower, it is separated from the Frangipani Oil by cane sugar alcohol which is then evaporated to leave only the Frangipani Oil. The process for producing our Frangipani Enfleurage is quite labor intensive and requires many pounds of Frangipani flower petals per mL of oil, but the results are astounding. Most would find it difficult to differentiate the aroma of the oil from that of the actual flower.
Enfleurage was the traditional method of extraction used in the 18th and 19th centuries and into the early 20th century. Solvent extraction using hexane has now virtually replaced the enfleurage method except for our own Frangipani Enfleurage. Solvent (hexane) extracted Frangipani Absolute is used extensively by the perfume industry. Only organic Coconut Oil and organic can sugar alcohol are used to produce our Organic Frangipani Enfleurage and there is no hexane at all in this product. Both methods (enfleurage and solvent extraction) are time consuming, and the oil yields are quite small for the amount of materials used.
Learn more about the ancient technique of enfleurage in this article by Dr. Joie Power.
Note that there is no hint of palm oil aroma in this special Limited Edition of Organic Fragipani Enfleurage.
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.