Beeswax Absolute (Apis mellifera)


It is typically processed using solvent or co2 extracted what is an absolute? what is a co2? as a method for extracting oil from the wax.


Beeswax Absolute is primarily used in perfumery and fragrancing. Though there is little documentation for this harder-to-find oil, I see its potential as being a gently soothing and calming addition to aromatherapy blends intended for emotional well-being.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description: Beeswax Absolute smells rich, sweet, floral and has a somewhat honey-like aroma.
  • Botanical Family: Apidae
  • Botanical Genus: Apis
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Consistency: Medium
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Mild - Medium
  • Color: Deep Golden Brown
  • Indigenous Country: Base
  • Processing Methods: Solvent or CO2 Extracted What is an Absolute? What is a CO2?
  • Part Typically Used: Wax
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Beeswax Absolute:

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 and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.