One of the rarefied gifts of this plant, is it's fragrance and how it interacts with other essential oils /absolutes, lending complexity of scent to a blend. An exquisite meditation blend for a diffuser is: green tea absolute, clary sage, and lemon. To deeply nourish your skin add 13 drops of green tea absolute, 7 drops of frankincense, and 3 drops of rose essential oil to 1 oz avocado oil. Apply right from the shower or bath while your skin is still moist and allow to air dry. This blend will work wonders for both body and face. To further understand this oils gifts please explore below.
Stimulates: Fourth and Crown Chakra
Key Vibrations: Meditative . Understanding . Expansive
Energetic Gifts: Promotes a luminous mind, supports deep meditation, the study of philosophy and topics of a spiritual / esoteric nature.
Physical Gifts: Provides anti-aging, antioxidant, properties. Supports sagging skin, sun damage, age spots. Awakens and refreshes the mind bring alertness and the ability to concentrate.
Folk Medicine: Lowers cholesterol, maintains blood pressure, assists in weight loss.
This fragrance has light green floral notes that are delicate. A truly celestial, uplifting scent. In natural perfumery it can be used, 'to produce sweet-herbaceous notes in certain floral perfumes e.g. jasmin, orange blossom, gardenia, sweet pea, freesia, and to produce new effects in wood or aldehydic perfumes or non-floral type in general. As in intensifier of clary sage, melaleuca bracteata, michelia leaf oil, or other tea-like fragrances, it is unsurpassed naturalness". - Steffen Artander.
EXTRACTION METHOD ~ Solvent extraction in 50% dilution of perfumer's alcohol (ethanol). This is an extremely difficult absolute to work with in it's undiluted form.
ORIGIN ~ French extraction.
NOTE CLASSIFICATION ~ Used widely as a modifier in blends, lending complexity of scent to the other essential oils and absolutes being used.
Image. Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) from Kohler's Medicinal Plants 1897