Violet Leaf (Viola odorata) - Uplifting Reassurance

In these times of changes and challenges, we all need a bit of uplifting reassurance. Violet Leaf (Viola odorata) absolute is beneficial when you need to feel more open and freer to express yourself or, on the other hand, the courage to let go in new opportunities.



Violet is from the family and is native to Europe & Asia, grown worldwide. Most of the absolute comes from Egypt, France, Italy, & China.

It is a small, perennial herb with dark green, heart-shaped leaves & fragrant, violet-blue flowers, with an aroma of soft earthy and woody tones. The leaves are the part of the pant used for solvent extraction to create an absolute. USES:

Muscle/ Bones: anti-rheumatic

Nervous System/Mental/Emotional: Calming and comforting can reduce headaches, dizziness, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion.

Respiratory: Effective expectorant to reduce congestion, coughs, and colds. Skin: Useful to reduce acne, oily skin, eczema, thread veins, bruises, and wounds.


However, the main use of Violet Leaf absolute is extensively used for perfumery. In perfumery, violet leaf is considered a “green note,” when added into perfume blends, it brings a naturalness to the perfume, which is difficult to duplicate. It blends well with rich florals like rose, citrus, or other absolutes.


Perfume formulation in a 10ml roller bottle:

In a small glass bowl, pour in 8mls of organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis)

Then, mix into the oil:

· 6 drops Violet Leaf (Viola odorata) Absolute

· 5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclera)

· 5 drops Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia)

· 5 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Use a small funnel to load the blend into the roller bottle. Top off the remaining space with jojoba. Shake well.


PRECAUTIONS: The above blend may cause skin irritation and is Not recommended in the bath. Bergamot can be photosensitive if not using the bergapten-free oil.


This blend can also be used in a nasal inhaler with equal drops of the essential oils.

Nasal inhaler Blend: Saturate the felt wick of a nasal inhaler with this blend of essential oils:

· 5 drops Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata)

· 5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclera)

· 5 drops Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia)

· 5 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)


Application: Inhale as needed to keep sinuses clear. Alternatively, for an Aroma Patch, use one to two drops of each essential oil and apply underneath the clavicle.

Learn more about aromatic perfumery


Resources:

Photo: Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/violet-viola-blossom-bloom-6140570/

Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, third edition, Zilmere QLD, Australia, The Perfect Potion, 2018. P.591-593

Calkin, Robert and Jellinek, Stephan J., Perfumery-Practice and Principles, 1194, p. 96, 112



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