Amber Oil, Fossilized
- Botanical Name: Oleum Succini / Anbar
- Origin: Himalayan Mountains, China
- Process: Dry Distillation
- Plant Part: Fossilized Tree Resin / Retinite
- Cultivation: Not cultivated, Mined
- Use: Natural Perfumery
- Note in Perfumery: Base
- Aroma: Smoky, leathery, woody-dry note, excellent fixative
- Contraindications: Dilute before using
- Certificate of Analysis
Fossilized Amber oil is produced from fossilized tree resin that is millions of years old. Unlike our oils from living plants, there is no essential oil that can be directly obtained from the fossilized resin. Instead, the oil comes from a process called dry distillation whereby the amber resin is processed over high heat until an oily substance is obtained.
While there are several sources for Amber around the world, Eden Botanicals is the sole source in North America for this rare form of fossilized Amber Oil. Instead of the inferior oil extracted from Baltic amber, our Fossilized Amber Oil is extracted from 35 million year old Himalayan fossilized tree resin. This makes for a dark, viscous oil with smoky, resinous, leathery, woody-dry notes and hints of pine and balsamic overtones. A unique and interesting note in any natural perfume composition, Fossilized Amber Oil dissolves in both alcohol and fixed oils and makes an excellent fixative and base note.
Aromatic Profile: Smoky, resinous, leathery, woody-dry with a hint of pine & balsamic overtones.
Appearance: Dark brown-red oil with a molasses-like consistency which dissolves in both alcohol & fixed oils. May require special use instructions to blend. For a pre-blended and easy to use dilution of this oil, see our Amber Oil, Fossilized - 5%
Use: Natural perfumery for its aroma and fixative properties, in aromatherapy blends for calming the nerves.
Blending Suggestions: Blends well in both alcohol and fixed oil perfumes, also excellent for solid perfume making. A good choice for pre-fixing alcohol. We recommend diluting this oil before blending with it.
Blends well with: Angelica, Balsam of Peru, Cedarwood, Champaca, Cinnamon Bark, Cocao, Fir Balsam, Geranium, Jasmine, Labdanum, Liquidambar (Styrax), Nagarmotha, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tobacco, Tuberose, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Considerations: Fossilized Amber Oil should be well diluted before using. A patch test should be performed before use as not much is known about the safety of this item.
- WOW I LOVE IT TOO MUCH Review by saad
I have already one of amber (1/8) and I think it's important if want to make your fragrance very smooth, woody, and smoky. I like it very much. 10/10
(Posted on 5/6/13)
- amber fossilized oil is the best natural fixative of aroma fileds. Review by Agath
My opinon is that amber fossilized oil is much more preferred because it is joyful, mellow and is rich in fragrance. But Amber oil has an empyreuma petroleum smell.
10ml sandalwood oil is blended with two drops of amber fossilized oil, the pleasant aroma can last longer and never thin out. Amber fossilized oil is the best natural fixative in the aroma field.
(Posted on 3/26/13)
- Amazing Quality Review by Sandra
- This dark rich amber is amazing. It is smoky, sweet & very smooth. I have not found anything that begins to compare with the quality of this amber. A little goes a LONG way. (Posted on 3/8/13)