Botanical Name: Dianthus caryophyllus
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: Carnations are native to the Mediterranean area.
Color: Light green viscous liquid.
Common Uses: Carnation Absolute is valued as a fantastic aphrodisiac, as well as a spiritually uplifting, motivating oil. Carnation Absolute can be used in soaps, candles, potpourri, room fresheners, and in massage therapy applications.
Consistency: Viscous, solid at room temperature. Bottle should be placed in a hot water bath in order for absolute to liquefy.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Ylang-ylang, Clary Sage, Coriander, and Lavender.
Aromatic Scent: Carnation Absolute has a strong, herbal aroma that carries floral notes that tend to linger.
History: Carnation has an extensive history of use in the perfume industry, and unfortunately, of being adulterated.