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Tobacco Absolute

Tobacco Plantation

Tobacco Absolute possesses a deep, cigar-like tobacco aroma. It is primarily used within the scope of natural fragrancing and perfumery. It is especially nice to include in formulations for men and formulations that need a more masculine note.

Tobacco Absolute

Tobacco Absolute can also be helpful to those who are trying to quit smoking. For more information, please refer to AromaWeb's Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Techniques That May Help With Your Efforts to Quit Smoking.

Botanical Name

Nicotania tabacum

Common Method of Extraction

Solvent Extracted
What is an Absolute?

Plant Part Typically Used



Deep Brown


Medium - Thick

Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Rich, warm, earthy, tobacco-like aroma.

Tobacco Oil Uses


Safety Information

The second edition of Essential Oil Safety does not include a profile for Tobacco Absolute (that I could find). Using Tobacco Absolute topically in extremely low dilutions may be prudent. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 211.]

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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