Wormwood, or artemisia absinthium, is the main ingredient in the popular green drink absinthe. Also referred to as "the green fairy," many believe that absinthe causes hallucinations. Wormwood is also poisonous in high doses. So don't go and drink this stuff!
The oil is a very dark green to bluish-green or brownish-green color with an intensely herbaceous-green, sharp and fresh top note. The odor is reminiscent of cedar leaf oil but not as sweet and more dry-woody in the body note, giving a very interesting and unique odor for perfumery. What we offer here is the true Wormwood, native to Europe. This oil should not be confused with the Chinese “mugwort” or "absinthe" oil, which is derived from a different species.
CAUTION: absinthe contains beta-thujone (typically 35-50%), a known neurotoxin. DO NOT INGEST IT.
Pure Essential Oils
All our essential oils are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. They are 100% pure, and sourced only from the most reputable distributors. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, even with natural materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free and 100% natural, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.