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

Uses of Hyacinth

Used some in aromatherapy. Primary use is in perfumery.

Hyacinth blends well with

  • benzoin
  • bergamot
  • cypress
  • frankincense
  • galbanum
  • geranium
  • grapefruit
  • jasmine
  • lemon
  • may chang
  • neroli
  • petitgrain
  • rose maroc
  • rose otto
  • sandalwood
  • sweet orange
  • violet
  • ylang ylang

Special Precautions*

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 Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

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