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HYACINTH ABSOLUTE OIL


HYACINTH ABSOLUTE OIL

Hyacinthus orientalis

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 8023-94-7 ; 94333-75-2

FEMA Number: -

EINECS Number: 305-055-7

Product Code: PAO2037

PART USED Flowers

SYNONYMS Hyacinthus orientalis L.

COMMON NAMES Common Hyacinth, Garden Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth

EXTRACTION METHOD Organic Extraction (Hexane Free)

ORIGIN Netherlands

NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle Note

Our organically crafted Hyacinth Absolute Oil, also colloquially referred to as the Hyacinth Essential Oil, is extracted from the spiked purple flowers of the Hyacinthus orientalis plant. Because of its exclusivity, it is almost exclusively used in high class perfumery. Native to the eastern Mediterranean, Hyacinth is now widely cultivated across all the temperate regions of the world for its strongly aromatic flowers including France (where it is used in high-class perfumery), the Netherlands (a major centre of cultivation) and elsewhere.

Hyacinth flowers in the early spring, growing best in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It requires a winter dormancy period, and thrives only in cold-weather regions. What is fascinating about the flower is that when it just starts blooming, it produces a soft floral aroma; but when eventually the flower stem opens up, the aroma becomes very strong and powerful.

REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES

Apart from its use in in high class perfumery to create individualized fragrances, Hyacinth Oil is well known for its mood-enhancing therapeutic benefits. It has powerful calming, sedative properties and makes a great mental relaxant and can help alleviate anxiety and stress. Hyacinth is also anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic; useful for treating, relieving, and healing wounds and irritated skin conditions. It is also cicatrisant, meaning it has cell-regenerative properties, making it helpful for healing scars.

MYTHOLOGY

In the Greek mythology, Hyacinthus was a beautiful youth, beloved of the god Apollo, although he was also fancied by Zephyr, the god of the west wind. During a game of discus, Apollo threw the discus far and high, and Hyacinthus ran to catch it to impress the god. Roused with jealousy that Hyacinthus preferred Apollo over her, Zephyr blew the discus off course to hit Hyacinth in the face and kill him. Heartbroken Apollo, distraught at his lover's death did not allow Hades to claim his soul; rather, he turned him into the flower of the same name, Hyacinth, from his spilled blood. Every year since then the Spartans celebrate an annual festival to keep the memory of Hyacinthus alive.

Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)