OAKWOOD ABSOLUTE | Plant Extract
Oakwood absolute is extracted from virgin wood of the common or English oak, Quercus robur, a large deciduous tree native to western Europe. It has been venerated across Europe and was sacred to the Greeks, Romans, Celts, Slavs and Teutonic tribes, typically associated with the supreme god in their pantheon (Zeus, Jupiter, Dagda, Perun and Thor, respectively). It was also particularly sacred to the Druids, who practiced their rites in oak groves. It has been favoured for its strength, durability, and longevity-- the Stelmužė Oak in Lithuania and the Granit Oak in Bulgaria are believed to be more than 1500 years old, possibly making them the oldest oaks in Europe; The Bowthorpe Oak in Lincolnshire, England is estimated to be 1000 years old, making it the oldest oak in the UK.
The absolute is extracted from the wood and is 50% oakwood in TEC. The scent is rich smoky wood, reminiscent of whiskey, with vanilla undertones.
It is traditionally used in perfumery.
It blends well with bay, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, citrus, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, thuja, vanilla, and ylang-ylang.
Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper.
Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, Epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe and in what quantity or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Store in a cool and dry area.