Hyacinth Essential Oil
Latin name Hyacinthus orientalis – Family species Liliaceae
Hyacinth — also referred to as Scilla Nutans and Bluebell — is primarily used in perfumery. Its fragrance is refreshing and soothing.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Greenish brown or reddish
Viscosity – Viscous
Scent – Sweet, green, deep, soft, floral
Perfume Aroma – Middle / top note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Plant
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – Holland, Netherlands, France, Egypt
Extraction Method – Solvent extraction
Known Chemical Constituents
Benzyl alcohol, cinnamyl alcohol, benzaldehyde, phenylethyl alcohol, benzoic acid, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, eugenol, methyl eugenol, hudroquinone
Applications and Uses
Hyacinth is used some in aromatherapy, however primary use is in perfumery (much of which is likely synthetic). It is difficult to find unadulterated.
Hyacinth blends well with
Precautions / Contraindications
Use sparingly, if at all, as hyacinth is a strong oil.
Most hyacinth oil sold is adulterated — pure hyacinth absolute can be difficult to find. Watch out for synthetics.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
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