Boronia Essential Oil (Boronia megastigma)


Boronia may also be referred to as Brown Boronia, Sweet-scented Boronia, or Scented Boronia. It is typically processed in Australia or Tasmania using solvent extraction as a method for extracting oil from the flowers and leaves.


Boronia Absolute is used primarily within perfumery and fragrancing applications. Due to Boronia's high cost and reportedly frequent adulteration, Boronia Absolute isn't commonly used within holistic aromatherapy. However, true Boronia Absolute possesses a beautiful, intoxicating, floral aroma with a sweet and fruity character.

Little reputable information is available regarding the therapeutic uses of Boronia Absolute. Due to its high monoterpene content, Boronia Oil may act as a stimulant and may possibly offer some decongestant action. Emotionally, it is uplifting.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Floral Fruity Rich

  • Common Name(s): Brown Boronia, Sweet-scented Boronia, or Scented Boronia
  • Synonyms(s) for Boronia megastigma: Boronia tristis

  • Botanical Family: Rutaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Boronia
  • Major Compounds: (E)-B-Ionene, Heptadecene, (Z)-Methyl Cinnamate+N-Tiglamide, (E)-Methyl Cinnamate, (E)-Cinnamic Ccid
  • Perfumery Note: Middle to Top
  • Consistency: Thick
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
  • Color: Golden Brown
  • Countries of Production: Australia or Tasmania
  • Indigenous Country: South Western Australia
  • Processing Methods: Solvent Extraction
  • Part Typically Used: Flowers and Leaves
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Vegan Vegan
  • Not Pregnancy Safe Not recommended or safe if pregnant or nursing
  • Not Child Safe Not recommend or safe for children

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Anxiety Libido Stress

Other Uses for Boronia:

Aromatherapy Beverages Flavor Enhancer Fragrance Personal Care


Boronia Blends:

Jasmine Lemon Rose

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Boronia:

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.