Boronia

Boronia

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

  • bergamot
  • clary sage
  • helichrysum
  • mimosa
  • sandalwood
  • violet
 

Special Precautions*

Often adulterated.
* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See References and Resources page.



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