Tonka Bean Organic Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Dipteryx Odorata

Cultivation Method: Organic

Method of Extraction: Alcohol Extraction, 30% Ethanol from Beans

Country of Origin: France

Consistency: Liquid 

Aromatic Description: Warm, vanilla/caramel with powdery notes and slight fruity undertone

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Tonka Bean Absolute is one of the most common ingredients in perfumery. Tonka bean belongs to oriental category of perfumery notes. These black, wrinkled seeds of the Dipteryx odorata (often mentioned as "cumaru" or "kumaru") are also found in numerous other products such as soaps or tobacco, and castor oil where they are used to improve aroma. Adds a deliciously sweet and caramel candy-like aroma to natural perfume blends.

Blends well with: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose, Lemon, and Lavender

History: The name “Tonka” originates from Galibi language, native to population of French Guyana. The Galibi word tonqua or tonquin translates to “bean”. In the Pagan and Occult tradition, Tonka bean is believed to have magical properties. Mages believe that crushed Tonka beans brewed in herbal tea may help to cure soul, relieve symptoms of depression and confusion, chase away negative thoughts and boost the immune system. It is also believed that holding the bean in one hand, while whispering a wish, leads to its fulfillment. The journey of Tonka bean to the heart of perfumery begins in 1793, when the cumaru fruit was first introduced to French people. The plant was cultivated and grown as a tropical tree with beautiful purple flowers, each containing one bean. Black Tonka beans, distinguished by their wrinkled surface, are dark brown from the inside and they spread characteristic vanilla-like flavor that reminds of the scent of cinnamon, saffron, almond and cloves. The beans are also commonly used as a replacement for vanilla and their olfactory impression has a powdery-sweet effect with intensive balmy, warm, gourmand and intoxicating character.

Organic: The Organic Tonka Bean Absolute is Organic but not certified. This type of Organic Oil is usually farmed organically but not certified, normally because there is no certifying agency in the area where it is grown. Chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers are not used. Instead the products are cultivated using traditional farming methods. Soil fertility is built; natural systems are worked with, not against; there is minimal, if any damage to the environment, and most importantly, Mother Nature is being respected.

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