Our Mimosa Absolute (Acacia decurrens) comes from Mimosa flowers Wildcrafted in France, which are extracted with solvent to produce a high quality Mimosa Absolute.
Also known as as “cassie” in perfumery, Mimosa absolute is cherished as a heart-note and fixative, harmonizing the blended aromas of many famous perfumes. The aroma is warm and sweet with a tinge of spice.
Like all of our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.
The Mimosa tree from which our absolute is extracted is a species of Acacia, a fast-growing evergreen tree or shrub with delicate foliage and vibrant, aromatic flowers, which burst into a breath-taking display of small, yellow blooms densely arrayed along the stems. It is native to Australia and naturalized in the Mediterranean. In France, people gift each other bushels of flowering Mimosa branches as a way to cheer in the Spring.
This plant is not related to another well-known “Mimosa Tree”, also known as Silk Tree and having the botanical name Albizia julibrissin. The Silk Tree has large, bright pink flowers shaped like pom-poms and is native to Asia.
Mimosa absolute is mainly used in perfumery where it tends to balance the other aromas in the blend. The aroma is warm, and floral and is said to be relaxing and may help with overcoming anxiety. It is used extensively in perfumery, cosmetics and, sometimes, in aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy use: anti-anxiety, nervous tension, anti-stress
General use: Natural and fine perfume, base note fixative
This absolute is very thick, you will have to heat the container in hot but not boiling water until it liquifies enough to pour.
We also offer quite a few other absolutes, many of which is also often used in natural perfumery: