Tobacco Essential Oil (Nicotiana tabacum)


Tobacco may also be referred to as Tobacco absolute, Nicotania tabacum. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation, solvent extracted as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.


Tobacco oil comes from the Nicotiana tabacum plant. It has a earthy scent. It has an antiseptic and sedative effect.

Tobacco Absolute possesses a deep, cigar-like tobacco aroma. It is primarily used within the scope of natural fragrancing and perfumery. It is especially nice to include in formulations for men and formulations that need a more masculine note.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Rich Warm

  • Common Name(s): Tobacco absolute, Nicotania tabacum
  • Botanical Family: Solanaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Nicotiana
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Consistency: Medium - Thick
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Deep Brown
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation, Solvent Extracted
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Addiction (Smoking)

Other Uses for Tobacco:

Natural Perfumery

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Tobacco:

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.


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