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

Applications and Uses

Primarily used in perfumery, Boronia is sometimes also used as commercial flavoring.

Boronia blends well with


Precautions / Contraindications

Often adulterated.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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