INGREDIENT

Violet Leaf Absolute

Viola odorata

Fresh, grassy fragrance and antiseptic
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Products with this ingredient

The violet plant (Viola papilionacea) is a small, sweet-smelling plant belonging to the Violaceae family. The flowers' grassy, floral fragrance makes them a popular ingredient in perfumery, while their antiseptic qualities make them an excellent addition to skincare products.

Description

Description

Violets often grow in moist, slightly shaded areas, and the plant absolute is now produced primarily in Egypt where it has been in production since the early 20th century. Violets are planted alongside corn to be shaded from the strong Egyptian sunlight, and harvesting begins in May, recurring every 70 days through the summer and autumn, before finally ceasing in December.

The harvester's networks bring the leafy material to the factories where the rich, green absolute is obtained by solvent extraction. It is thick and dark with a strong, leafy and floral aroma, which adds a fresh, green note to fragrances. This absolute is also said to be antibacterial and antiseptic, making it an excellent ingredient to improve the condition of the skin.  

At a glance

At a glance

Benefit
Grassy floral top note
Time of harvest
May and June
Origin
Egypt
Violet Leaf Absolute can be found in these products
7
Products with this ingredient
Violet Leaf Absolute can be found in these products
Shampoo
Brightens and softens
R105.00
100g
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Hair Styling
Under pressure?
R215.00
100g
Solid Conditioner
Rich, smooth and naughty
R120.00
45g
Moisturiser
Harmonious and happy
R485.00
45g