Clary Sage Absolute

Salvia sclarea L.

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Our Clary Sage Absolute has an intense, somewhat sweet, yet also bitter, wine-like, rich herbaceous aroma with soft hay and tobacco back notes; it is very tenacious and blends well with citrus oils and

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Selected size SKU:235-015 - Clary Sage Absolute 15 grams

2 grams (1/14 oz)
$9.00
15 grams (1/2 oz.)
$25.50
50 grams (1 3/4 oz)
$66.25
100 grams (3 8/17 oz)
$110.25
200 grams (7.055 oz)
$197.50
500 grams (17.63 oz)
$432.00
$9.00
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Our Clary Sage Absolute has an intense, somewhat sweet, yet also bitter, wine-like, rich herbaceous aroma with soft hay and tobacco back notes; it is very tenacious and blends well with citrus oils and numerous other perfume materials. Clary Sage absolute has a very high content of Sclareol, a solid, odorless, non-distillable terpene alcohol that contributes powerful fixative value[1]; another main constituent is linalyl acetate – a fruity ester that adds richness and character to this unusual and euphoric perfumery material. Only 1 kilo of absolute is made from 90 kilos of flowers.[2]

Salvia sclarea is a perennial native to the Mediterranean region, growing wild in France, Germany, North Africa, parts of Italy, and also on the Crimean Peninsula. It is cultivated in France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, England and the US.

Although Clary Sage Absolute is completely soluble in alcohol, it is not soluble in fixed (carrier) oils. However, it does impart its aroma to fixed (carrier) oils by gently heating both absolute and carrier oil separately before combining. Upon cooling, and left undisturbed, some sediment will precipitate to the bottom; the portion on top will remain cloudy for a few weeks, then will become a completely clear (non-cloudy) highly aromatic oil. Please also see special use instructions to blend.

 

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 568.

2 Naturals Compendium, International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., 2009, p. 46.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 568.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 253.

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gorgeous fixative

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Absolutely beautiful! I will echo what was said in a review below - I also was able to blend this gorgeous sample in a fixed carrier oil. The absolute and carrier oil started to separate after 12 days, but that was easily remedied by a quick shake. 10% seems to be the sweet spot with this absolute\oil mixture, anything higher and you are likely to run into further solubility issues. I will be using this as as a fixative in blends, the sclareol content is a dream! Clary sage absolute is not a strong smelling oil at first sniff, but it has amazing longevity and really rounds out my scents. Very pleased with the quality, as always!

Review by J 12/28/2017

Best Clary Sage ever

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After working with this I can't imagine using normal Clary Sage EO....This stuff is phenomenal....Earthy, Sweet and woodsy with slight musky undertones.....Super Tenacious...Lasts hours on the skin alone!....Great job Eden!

Review by Aroma Alchemist 4/5/2017

DISSOLUTION COMPLETE!

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Wow, it's everything I wanted and more! The Sclareol content is amazing, I liquid dream come true! Sweet, Tobac-Tea richness, lightly herbal, and velvety! You can almost smell the furry little hairs on the leaves! I can't stop sniffing and analyzing how gorgeous this material is too. Super uplifting and definitely euphoriant. Can be kinda mysterious in the way that the scent is so heavy some people might hardly notice it, until close like a hug or kind greeting you get drawn in. Magnifies your own skins scent very nicely adding a kick like most musks or musky ingredients. Nothing dirty, Next, it's great in Fractionated Coconut oil!! Even though Eden says it imparts its aroma, I got lucky and had a complete dissolution of the whole absolute. In a clean, unused Eden 1/16 oz bottle I placed 1 ml FCO. In a bowl I microwaved about a quarter inch or so of water for a minute to 45 seconds depending on how hot the bowl is. Filled the Clary Sage sample bottle with .75 ml FCO. I used a toothpick to mash it all together. Getting super close to complete dissolution, I added it to the hot water. I recommend boiling water or a hot plate. Depending how important temp control is or you don't like/have microwave. Long story short, the part of the house my oils are in, drops well below 50 degrees and even lower. So this even holds the sclareol in suspension during extreme cold! Would add more star if possible..

Review by MD 12/20/2016

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