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Blackcurrant Bud Cassis Absolute Oil

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Black currant Bud Cassis Absolute Oil 5ml & 50 ml

IDENTIFICATION

NAME: BLACKCURRANT BUD ABSOLUTE OIL

Ribes nigrum L.

 

For Natural perfumery, Natural Fruit scent, Sweet and Tanguy; for perfumed oils and butter; in relaxing, calming, soothing body massages oils blends; in antioxidant skincare serums, in lip balms, In Mood lifting and decongestant synergies.

 

INCI name: Ribes nigrum (Blackcurrant) bud absolute oil 

CAS number: 97676-19-2

SKU code:

EXTRACTION METHOD: Organic extraction (hexane free)

PARTS USED: Buds

ORIGIN: France (Bourgogne/Burgundy)

COMMON NAMES: Blackcurrant bud absolute, Cassis bud absolute, Absolue de bourgeon de Cassis. 

APPEARANCE: Thick, slightly viscous but mobile liquid, with a greenish-brown colour. Can crystallize.  

ODOUR NOTE: Middle to base note. Intense (undiluted/from bottle), long lasting (on perfumer’s strip). Fresh, fruity-sweet aroma with tangy/tarty notes reminiscent of blackcurrant berries. Green and slightly herbaceous and earthy undertones. 

TYPICAL COMPONENTS: Sabinene, p-cymene, delta-3-carene, ß-phellandrene, ß-caryophyllene.

QUALITY: 100 % pure and whole absolute oil, from organic culture.

SOLUBILITY: soluble in alcohols (10% in Ethyl alcohol 96%), soluble in fixed oils. Insoluble in water.

STORAGE CONDITION: store well closed in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Keep away from children and pets.

 

INFOS AND INTERESTING FACTS 

Blackcurrant buds and berries were primarily used for their tasty qualities and as an added flavour in the food and beverage industry. Our Blackcurrant bud absolute oil is extracted from the unopened young buds and is prized in natural perfumery, for it is one of the rare, fruity natural extracts, available to the natural perfumer’s palette. Its unique, intense fruity and green aroma is used to create sophisticated fragrances.

Blackcurrant bud extracts, in all forms, have been part of the herbal tradition for their anti-inflammatory, decongestant and expectorant support. Blackcurrant bud absolute is used in synergies for its comforting forest berries accent, that diffuses an uplifting yet calming, comforting, and happily gourmand aroma in your home

REPORTED BENEFITS & PROPERTIES

Blackcurrant bud absolute oil is known for its unique aroma and potential therapeutic properties. Some reported benefits and properties of blackcurrant bud absolute oil include:

 

  1. Anti-inflammatory: Blackcurrant bud absolute oil is thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which may help soothe skin irritations and inflammation. It is sometimes used in cosmetic formulations for its potential calming effect on sensitive or irritated skin.
  2. Antioxidant: The oil is believed to have antioxidant properties that can protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors. It may help promote a healthy, youthful complexion and support skin regeneration.
  3. Relaxing and grounding: Blackcurrant bud absolute oil is often used in aromatherapy for its calming and grounding effects. It is believed to help reduce stress, anxiety, and nervous tension, promoting a sense of well-being and relaxation.
  4. Mood-enhancing: The oil's rich, fruity aroma is thought to have a positive impact on mood, helping to uplift and energize. It may be used to help alleviate feelings of sadness or depression.
  5. Respiratory support: Blackcurrant bud absolute oil is sometimes used to address respiratory issues such as congestion, coughs, and colds. It is believed to have mild decongestant and expectorant properties, which may help ease breathing and promote the clearing of mucus.
  6. Perfumery: The oil is highly valued in the perfume industry for its unique, sweet, and fruity aroma with a green undertone. It is used as a middle or heart note in various high-quality fragrances.
  7. Flavoring agent: Blackcurrant bud absolute oil is occasionally used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages due to its characteristic fruity taste. It is important to note that only food-grade extracts should be used for consumption.

TRADITIONALLY USED

Blackcurrant bud absolute oil can be used in various ways, depending on the purpose and desired outcome. Here are some general guidelines and instructions for using the oil:

 

  1. Aromatherapy: To enjoy the calming and mood-enhancing effects of blackcurrant bud absolute oil, you can diffuse it using an essential oil diffuser or add a few drops to a bowl of hot water. Alternatively, you can inhale the aroma directly from the bottle or by placing a drop on a cotton ball or tissue.
  2. Topical application: For skin-related benefits, dilute the blackcurrant bud absolute oil with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, sweet almond, or grapeseed oil) before applying it to the skin. A general guideline is to use a 1-3% dilution, which equates to about 6-18 drops of absolute oil per 1 ounce (30 mL) of carrier oil. Conduct a patch test before applying the mixture to a larger area of skin to ensure no allergic reactions occur.
  3. Massage: To experience the relaxing and grounding effects, blend blackcurrant bud absolute oil with a carrier oil and use it for a soothing massage. This can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and muscle tension.
  4. Bath: Add a few drops of the diluted blackcurrant bud absolute oil to a warm bath for a calming and therapeutic soak. Be sure to mix the oil with a carrier oil or a dispersant, like bath salts or full-fat milk, to ensure even distribution in the water.
  5. Respiratory support: To help with respiratory issues, add a few drops of diluted blackcurrant bud absolute oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. You can also apply the diluted oil to the chest and neck, but be sure to do a patch test first.
  6. Perfumery: Blackcurrant bud absolute oil can be used as a middle or heart note in custom fragrances. Blend it with other essential oils to create your signature scent.
  7. Flavoring agent: If using food-grade blackcurrant bud absolute oil, you can add a small amount to enhance the flavor of certain food and beverage recipes.

 

Remember to always consult a qualified healthcare professional before using blackcurrant bud absolute oil for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, and individuals with medical conditions should exercise caution when using essential oils.

INSTRUCTION OF USE

Blackcurrant bud absolute oil can be used in various ways, depending on the purpose and desired outcome. The absolute is a very concentrated extract and must be highly diluted to diffuse its lovely delicious fruity aroma with justice. 

You may opt to dilute it first (in a carrier oil or a perfumer’s base (if making perfumes) at 50% and use that dilution in your creation. (Ex: in a dark glass bottle, add10 drops absolute to 10 drops carrier oil, shake to blend, close, and let infuse in a dark place for a few hours or until needed. Then use only a few drops of that blend in your perfumed preparation) 

Below are safe percentages to use, as indication only, should you choose to blend the absolute oil directly into your end product. Remember, use with parsimony. To exhale the true aroma of blackcurrant bud absolute, a little drop goes a long way…

 

Face care, skin-related benefits (1 to 3 drops absolute oil for 10 ml carrier or base (0.5 to 1 % concentration) 

 

Dilute the blackcurrant bud absolute oil with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, sweet almond, or grapeseed oil) before applying it to the skin. Use a 1% dilution, (about 6 drops of absolute oil per 30 ml of carrier oil. Conduct a patch test before applying the mixture to a larger area of skin to ensure no allergic reactions occur.

 

Massages & body care (2 to 6 drops absolute oil for 10 ml carrier or base (1 to 2 % concentration)

 

  • Localized massages: To help with mild congestions, you can also apply the diluted oil to the chest and neck but (be sure to do a patch test first.)
  • Body massages: to experience the relaxing and grounding effects, add a few drops of blackcurrant bud absolute oil to one/or a blend of carrier oil (body oil, jojoba, Macadamia,) and use it for a soothing massage. To help alleviate stress, anxiety, and muscle tension use up to18 drops per 30 ml carrier oil (3%). 

Bath: add a few drops of the diluted blackcurrant bud absolute oil to a warm bath for a calming and therapeutic soak. First mix the absolute oil with a carrier oil or a dispersant (shower gel, castile soap), to ensure even distribution in the water. Up to 15 drops of absolute oil with 30 ml (2 Tablespoons) of vegetable glycerine or 1 cup of Epsom salts.

 

Diffusion

To enjoy the calming and mood-enhancing effects of blackcurrant bud absolute oil, you can diffuse it using an essential oil diffuser or add a few drops to a bowl of hot water. 

  • Ultrasonic Diffusers:  use 10 min 3 times a day.
  • Inhalation: add a few drops of diluted blackcurrant bud absolute oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam.
  •  Alternatively, you can inhale the aroma directly from the bottle or by placing a drop on a cotton ball or tissue.

 

Others 

  • Perfumery: Blackcurrant bud absolute oil can be used as a middle in custom fragrances. Blend it with other essential oils or naturally perfumed carrier oils to create your signature scent (See blend well with for suggestions). Traditional perfumes are created in Perfumer’s alcohol base, but you can create non-alcoholic perfumed products with carrier oils, neutral creams and lotions, butters…
  • Cooking: 1-2 drops, added to 2 teaspoons of the cold oily, buttery, or syrupy phase of your preparations. In sweet or savoury aromatic or herbal oils (Olive…), to create aromatic drinks (diluted in home-made syrups, honey…) 

 

For more detailed information, please go check this LINK TO Instructions of use essential oils page

 

DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and SEEK MEDICAL AND SPECIALIST ADVISE WHEN IN DOUBT.

SEE OUR PAGE ON PRECAUTION - HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY

SOME RECIPES | SYNERGIES

Blackcurrant Bud Absolute Oil is primarily used in perfumery, but it can also be used in skincare and aromatherapy. Here are a few recipes using Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil:

 

1. Blackcurrant Bud Perfume Oil

 

Ingredients:

 

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Combine the essential oils with the jojoba oil in a small glass bottle.
  2. Roll the bottle between your hands to mix the oils together.
  3. Allow the perfume oil to rest for a few days before using, this allows the scents to meld together.
  4. Apply to pulse points as desired.

 

2. Blackcurrant Bud Body Lotion

 

Ingredients:

 

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Add the essential oils to the unscented body lotion.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Apply to your body as you would with a regular body lotion.

 

3. Blackcurrant Bud Aromatherapy Blend

 

Ingredients:

 

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Add the oils to a diffuser.
  2. Enjoy the aroma blend throughout your space.

 

4. Blackcurrant Bud Face Serum

 

Ingredients:

 

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Combine the essential oils with the rosehip oil in a small glass bottle.
  2. Apply a few drops to your face as a part of your nighttime skincare routine.

 

5. Blackcurrant Bud Scented Candle

 

Ingredients:

 

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Melt the soy wax in a double boiler.
  2. Once the wax is melted, let it cool slightly, then add the essential oils and mix well.
  3. Place the wick in your candle jar, then carefully pour in the wax.
  4. Allow the candle to cool and harden before using.

 

Remember, Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil is a potent substance, so always patch test before applying directly to the skin. 

If you experience any irritation, discontinue use.

 

In aromatherapy, use a diffuser and do not leave it unattended while in use. Also, always remember that essential oils should not be ingested. If you're pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult with a healthcare provider before using essential oils.

 

The recipes I've given here are just examples. Feel free to adjust the amount of Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil or other oils to suit your preference. Just remember to always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil when using them on the skin to avoid irritation.

 

One more thing to note is that while Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil is considered generally safe for topical use and inhalation (when properly diluted), it's always a good idea to do a patch test before using a new essential oil, as individual reactions can vary. If you experience any adverse reactions or symptoms like skin irritation, headaches, or nausea, discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil is a unique, complex fragrance ingredient with a profile that is fruity, green, and slightly animalic. It can blend well with a variety of other oils, depending on the desired outcome. Here are some oils it generally blends well with:

 

  1. Citrus Oils: Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, and Orange. These oils can complement the fruity aspect of Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil and add a bright, uplifting note.
  2. Floral Oils: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang. These oils can enhance the subtle floral aspect of Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil and add a romantic, luxurious note.
  3. Woody Oils: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli. These oils can balance the sweetness of Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil and add a grounding, calming note.
  4. Herbaceous Oils: Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary. These oils can complement the green aspect of Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil and add a fresh, herbal note.
  5. Resinous Oils: Frankincense, Myrrh. These oils can add depth and complexity to the resinous undertones of Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil.
  6. Spicy Oils: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger. These oils can add warmth and spice, making a blend with Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil feel cozy and comforting.

 

Remember, blending oils is an art form and the "right" blend can vary depending on personal preference. Always test your blends in small amounts to find a balance that you enjoy.

CAUTION

Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil is a potent substance, so always patch test before applying directly to the skin. If you experience any irritation, discontinue use. 

If you use a diffuser, do not leave it unattended while in use. 

Essential oils should not be ingested, without consulting and under the guidance of an experienced health care professional. 

If you're pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult with a healthcare provider before using essential oils.

 

While Blackcurrant Bud Absolute oil is considered generally safe for topical use and inhalation (when properly diluted), it's always a good idea to do a patch test before using a new essential oil, as individual reactions can vary. If you experience any adverse reactions or symptoms like skin irritation, headaches, or nausea, discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider.

Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before using any absolute or essential oil for therapeutic purposes. 

Pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, and individuals with medical conditions should exercise caution when using essential oils.

For skin-related applications, always dilute pure essential oils or absolute oils with an appropriate carrier before applying it to the skin.

Conduct a patch test before applying your blend to a larger area of skin to ensure no allergic reactions occ

 

Do not use during the first 3 months of pregnancy / breastfeeding 

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

As a general rule, always perform a skin patch test before using your essential oils for the first time.

 

DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and seek medical and specialist advise when in doubt