Making Perfume from Violets: Enfleurage | Fresh P

By | March 26, 2014

An enfleurage is one of the ways you can turn flowers, in this case violets, into essential oil or perfume. It’s a multi day process where fresh flowers are pressed into a thin layer of oil repeatedly until the oil is saturated with the floral essence. To extract the essential oil the oil is washed with alcohol to extract the essential oil from the remaining fat. the fat can then be used to make soap, eye makeup remover or body butter. Once the alcohol has evaporated you’re left with the essential oil.

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