What is Enfleurage? – Enfleurage is an ancient technique used to extract essential oils from the most delicate of flowers like Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Frangipani, Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily, Rose and Freesia. Enfleurage is rarely used these days but our artisan producer resurrected this ancient technique to create these exquisite oils since steam distillation is simply too harsh for most delicate flowers.

Most of our enfleurage oils are produced at an organic farm in South America, 5,000 feet above sea level in an ideal microclimate, high in mountains full of biodiversity and warm weather that allows these flowers to bloom all year long. The delicate flowers are hand picked and their scent is extracted without solvents or chemicals, preserving their pristine aromas and healing benefits. The result is the most precious,  pure, organic oils to be used in aromatherapy, perfumery and natural product making.

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Enfleurage Oils

The Enfleurage technique is an ancient and labor-intensive technique of extracting the pure aroma from flowers via slow absorption into oil. An abundance of flowers is required for each precious ounce, and it’s a rare and labor intensive craft.

Most of our rare and precious Enfleurage Oils are produced exclusively for us by a small artisan in South America on their certified organic flower farm. High in mountains full of biodiversity, it’s warm all year around, allowing the flowers to stay in bloom. Our exquisite Lilac Oil is extracted from organically grown flowers by a small producer in North America who is growing several species of lilac. Our Enfleurage Oils are, in our opinion, the ultimate aromatic indulgence and are sought after by professional natural perfumers around the world for use in high-end products.

While these rare and beautiful floral aromas are not inexpensive, a little goes a long way – a few drops can infuse a carrier oil to make your own perfumes, products and other aromatics. Please note that some of oils produced by enfleurage have more subtle aromas than others and are primarily used to modify and enhance the aromas of other oils in a perfume composition. Try out any oil you’re curious about via our 5-drop sample vial for each oil.

We cannot over-emphasize that these oils are some of the rarest aromatics in the world and are produced in limited quantities so get them when they’re available.  Because of their extremely limited supply, Enfleurage Oils cannot be returned for a refund and so we recommend purchasing small samples first.

About The Enfleurage Process

Enfleurage is an ancient, traditional technique used for extracting essential oils from the most delicate flowers. All of our organic Enfleurage Oils are produced for us by organic growers using a modern variation of the old technique. Organic oils produced by Enfleurage are quite rare since the process is very labor intensive and requires the collection of thousands of pounds of delicate flower petals to produce just a few ounces of essential oil.

The oils extracted by enfleurage are very similar to essential oils and contain mostly the same constituents but since they are not extracted by steam distillation they are technically considered absolutes rather than essential oils. However, oils produced by Enfleurage are quite different from commercially produced absolutes, which are extracted using harsh chemical solvents such as hexane. Even worse are fragrance oils which are completely synthetic, containing no natural components at all. Enfleurage oils, on the other hand, are completely natural and are some of the most pure and fragrant aromatics in the world.

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