Tuberose Enfleurage, Organic Limited Edition
Tuberose Enfleurage is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heady floral fragrance. Our Limited Edition Tuberose 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.
Limited Edition: What makes this so special?
This Limited Edition Organic Tuberose Enfleurage is extracted with pure organic Coconut oil instead of the usual organic Palm oil. This process is more time consuming and takes more Tuberose flowers but the result is very special – pure Tuberose aroma without even a hint of the earthier undernote of Palm oil.
Method of Extraction
Our Organic Tuberose Enfleurage (Polianthes tuberosa) is pure undiluted Tuberose Oil extracted using a very old, all-natural technique known as enfleurage. Since the essential oil of the Tuberose flower cannot be extracted by distillation or pressing, most Tuberose Oil available today is extracted by harsh solvents in a chemical process that produces a product called an “absolute” (Tuberose Absolute). Although our Tuberose Oil is sometimes referred to as an absolute because it is not extracted by steam distillation, it is more correctly called a Tuberose 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 Tuberose Enfleurage essential oil.
The entire process of extracting this Tuberose Enfleurage is done by hand, with no heat and no harsh chemical solvents. Pure local organic Coconut oil is used to extract the aromatic oils from the Tuberose flower petals by absorption. Once the Coconut oil is completely saturated with the essence of the Tuberose flower, the Coconut oil is separated from the Tuberose oil by cane sugar alcohol which is then evaporated to leave only the Tuberose oil. The process for producing our Tuberose Enfleurage is quite labor intensive and requires many pounds of Tuberose 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.
Tuberose cannot be distilled like most essential oils due to the delicate nature of the flowers and there is not enough oil in the flower to extract by pressing. 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 Tuberose Enfleurage. Solvent (hexane) extracted Tuberose Absolute is used extensively by the perfume industry. Only organic Coconut oil and organic can sugar alcohol are used to produce our Organic Tuberose 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 Tuberose Enfleurage
Uses of Tuberose Enfleurage
The heavy, sometimes slightly spicy, tenacious and sweet-floral fragrance of the Tuberose flower is quite distinct from all others. Perfumes using Tuberose are considered to be quite fabulous and are very expensive. In fact, a simple Tuberose Perfume can be made by simply diluting the Organic Tuberose Essential Oil to about 5% in a carrier or base oil on in alcohol or a combination of the two. The unique aroma of Tuberose can rejuvenate the mind and body, and Tuberose´s magical fragrance is also considered to have powers as an aphrodisiac. In India, it is known as “Mistress of the Night.”
Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is native to Central America. Aztec healers called it omixochitl (bone-flower) due to the waxy, luminous white flowers. In Ayurvedic tradition, Tuberose is also known to stimulate serenity, creativity and psychic powers and is used to increase capacity for emotional depth by opening the crown chakra. Tuberose is also said to increase artistic inspiration as it can stimulate creativity and bring serenity to the mind and heart. Additionally, it possesses powerful anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory healing properties.
Known by its romantic and sensual names, “Night Queen” and “Mistress of the Night,” Tuberose essential oil behaves as an aphrodisiac, and its strong, intense and intoxicating floral fragrance fills the air and creates an atmosphere of love. Tuberose Enfleurage oil is found to be very effective in treating frigidity and lack of libido. Specific components of this essential oil can stimulate those parts of the brain which are responsible for arousals, sexual feelings and libido. It can also relax the mind, relieve tension, and has a warming effect on the organs as it increases circulation of blood which can help with erectile dysfunctions, impotency, etc.
Organic Tuberose Essential Oil – Enfleurage is world famous for its use in perfumes. The rich, intense and long lasting floral fragrance is an ideal choice for a deodorant. This is why it is often so popular in the countries with hot and humid climate, as they have to deal with sweat and the resultant body odor.
The pleasant fragrance and some components of this oil have relaxing effects on the brain, nerves and the muscles. It can calm us down and give relief from stress, tension, anxiety, depression, anger, nervous afflictions, convulsions, cramps, spasmodic coughs and diarrhea.
This Organic Tuberose Enfleurage can be good in sedating inflammations, particularly pertaining to the nervous system and the respiratory system. But, to have this sedating effect, it should be used in proper dilution.
Tuberose Enfleurage also stimulates and increases blood circulation in the body thereby inducing a warming effect. This effect counters feeling of cold in winters, keeps the respiratory system warm and prevents deposition of phlegm and catarrh, increases activity and also helps cure sexual disorders.