- Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum var. picardii
- Origin: Spain
- Process: Solvent Extracted Absolute
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Cultivation: Cultivated
- Use: Natural Perfumery
- Note: Middle Note
- Aroma: Sweet, hay-like, honeyed, herbaceous aroma with a smoky musk-tobacco undertone
- Certificate of Analysis
Our Immortelle Absolute has an herbaceous, honeyed, sweet hay aroma with a smoky musk-tobacco undertone. Immortelle Absolute is also known as Everlasting Absolute and is from the same plant that Helichrysum essential oil comes from.
Immortelle Absolute is perfect for use in natural perfumery formulas. It is semi-solid and is soluble in fixed oil and alcohol.
Appearance: VERY thick, dark amber colored substance that is solid at room temperature and requires special use instructions to blend.
- It worked out well Review by B
I actually heated mine in FCO, in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften it and it blended very easily with the FCO.
And how about that aroma? beautiful, sweet and well rounded. It is one of my faves. (Posted on 3/8/13)
- A response from the oils room at Eden Botanicals Review by Julia
After reading your post I did my own experiment with our Immortelle Absolute. After liquifying the viscous (you are right!) absolute in a warm water bath I made two 10% dilutions: One in ETOH (ours is 99% alcohol) and FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil), both at room temperature. Shaking did not help to dissolve the absolute at this point, but I did warm the solutions again in a warm water bath, and then the absolute became completely dissolved in both ETOH and FCO. After a few days, I checked for separation, but it was still completely dissolved.
We try to have as much information as possible on our website, but some things slip through the cracks. Thanks to customer posts we can do a better job. If you ever have any tricky questions, feel free to call and speak with one of us. (Posted on 2/20/13)
- Wow... Don't know where to start with this Review by White Rabbit
- On the website it says that this absolute is able to be used in both perfumer's alcohol as well as fixed oil blends. However, I have not found this to be the case; even trying to dilute it has resulted in the two oils separating. Thank goodness I only bought a sample---although, another detail they left out was that this oil is VERY viscous, almost gummy in fact. Despite immersing it in a hot water bath 3, 4, 5 times, the oils refuse to congeal and instead have coagulated in the sample jar. What am I doing wrong? (Posted on 10/1/12)