Latin name Boronia megastigma – Family species Rutaceae
Boronia, also sometimes referred to as Brown Boronia, is primarily used in perfumery. There is an absolute, a concrete, and an essential oil. Expensive and difficult to find (especially unadulterated).
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Dark green
Viscosity – Viscous
Scent – Fruity, spicy, fresh with rich, floral undertone
Perfume Aroma – Middle note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Shrub
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – Australia
Extraction Method – Enfleurage / Petroleum-ether (Steam distillation – essential oil)
Known Chemical Constituents
Ionone, eugenol, triacontane, phenols, ethyl alcohol, ethyl formate
Uses of Boronia
Primarily used in perfumery. Sometimes used as commercial flavoring.
Boronia blends well with
- clary sage
* See Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
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