Saffron Essential Oil - Absolute - Extracted from the stigmas of the Saffron flower - 100% Pure and Natural - Undiluted - 0.17 Fl Oz


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Saffron, also known as kesar, is a spice that originates from the Crocus Sativus flower, or " Saffron Crocus ". Crocus Sativus has beautiful and vibrant purple petals, and vivid crimson stigmas/styles, called threads. The threads are collected and dried to make Saffron. Sometimes referred to as “ Red Gold ''. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, as it is an incredibly labor intensive crop to harvest - each Crocus Sativus flower produces only 3 threads, therefore it can take thousands of flowers to produce one ounce of saffron.
The threads are also extremely delicate, being handpicked in the morning to prevent damage from the sun.
The essential oil of Saffron is obtained via Absolute extraction of the dried crushed threads. Though Saffron is primarily known as a culinary spice, it has a myriad of uses and benefits outside the kitchen.


Saffron's one of a kind aroma is an olfactory experience that leads one down several distinct, unique pathways of scent. It floats between fragrance families, managing to have spicy, woody, earthy, herbaceous, and floral facets. Leathery, hay-like nuances are also detectable. Safranal, the main component of the Crocus Sativus flower of which saffron is derived, is thought to be the main cause of saffron's scent.
Interestingly, a freshly picked Crocus Sativus flower has little to no scent.
It is during the drying process of the raw materials that the defining molecule, Safranal, odors and lends saffron's captivating aroma, It is highly prized and sought after in the fragrance industry due to its rarity, and the unique effect it can have on perfume and cologne compositions. It has a long history in the world of perfumery, dating back thousands of years, being used by ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, among others. Saffron was documented to be used by Queen Cleopatra in her beauty rituals, indulging in Saffron-infused milk baths in order to increase her allure and enchant potential suitors.

Uses and Benefits:

Aromatherapy: The aroma alone of Saffron is fascinating, but it does more than smell good - it can help feeling good as well! It has promising benefits of promoting wellness, namely improving mood, and reducing feelings of stress. Certain compounds of Saffron, Crocetin and Crocin, may contribute “ uplifting “ properties, research has shown Saffron's compounds can help clearing the mind.
Saffron is also traditionally considered a powerful Love-Potion, being used by different cultures throughout history.

Fun Fact: Greek myth alleged, if a woman consumes Saffron for one week straight, she would become irresistible to her lover. 💜

Botanical name: Crocus Sativus
Country of origin: India
Parts Used: Stigmas of flower
Extraction Method: Absolute

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