An extraction of the leaf from the plant Viola Odorata. It is not a strong floral note as might be expected but remember that this is Violet Leaf, not the flower.
Viola odorata Leaf Extract
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Violet Leaf Absolute are:
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Useful to use in oily skin blends for blackheads and enlarged pores. Use in gels and lotions.
For mature skin products, it is best used in small amounts and blended with other essential oils to be a more elegant and complete fragrance.
No direct hair vare usage but it supplies a strong and fresh green note that holds very well in a shampoo and blend very well with other hair care ingredients like Nettle and Rosemary.
At room temperature Violet Leaf is semi-solid. You will need to warm the bottle before using. Either hold it in warm hands for a while or put the bottle in a glass of warm water.
Use only a small amount to get an very fresh green note to lift Sandalwood and Clary Sage for use on mature skin types.
Blend with citrus oils like Lime, Grapefruit and Lemon to give added depth and deeper notes to shampoos and hair conditioners.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists with very timid people to help overcome their shyness. Always considered to be a springtime oil symbolising new growth, new ways of thinking and new beginnings.
Emotionally, it supports the emotions and the heart soothing nostalgia and obsession which were very Victorian trends amongst the melancholy.
Considered to be a liver decongestant and a circulatory stimulant.
Used with care to release asthma born of emotional attachment.
Used in high end perfumery to get an intensely green and fresh note before the creation of synthetics like cis-3-hexanol.