Cassie Flower Absolute Oil is favoured as a valuable and scarce perfume material, the absolute is extracted from the flowers of the small Acacia Farnesiana shrub, which grows in most warm temperate, and semi tropical areas worldwide.
Traditional Uses for Cassie Flower Absolute Oil:-
Cassie Flower is a valuable and scarce perfume material!
Cassie Flower Blends Well With:-
Most other floral oils
The Absolute, called Cassie, is distilled from the flowers of the Acacia farnesiana tree. Cassie absolute is employed in preparation of violet bouquets and is extensively used in European perfumery. Cassie pomades are manufactured in Uttar Pradesh and the Punjab. A deliciously scented oil, it has a fragrance a little like that of violets.
A mature tree of 10 years old can yield only 9 kg of flowers each year. In a suitable climate, the trees begin to flower from their third year of growth. The perfume is extracted from the flowers in the form of concrete or pomade. Macerated flowers are placed in melted purified natural fat and allowed to stand for several hours. They are then replaced by fresh flowers and the process repeated until the fat is saturated with perfume. The fat is then melted, strained and cooled. This constitutes the pomade.
The odour is a little like that of violets but more intense. The absolute is prepared by mixing pomade with alcohol (2 – 3 kg to about 4 litres) and allowed to stand for 3 – 4 weeks at about -5°C. The alcohol is then separated and distilled over. The extract obtained is an olive-green liquid with strong odour of cassie flowers.
The bark and the fruit are a source of tannin and used in making dyes and inks. The seedpods contain about 23% tannin. The bark, in combination with iron ores and salts, is used as a black dyestuff. A gummy substance obtained from the young pods is used to mend pottery. A mucilage can be manufactured from the gummy sap. A gum exuding from the trunk is considered to be superior to gum arabic in arts. The woody branches are used in India as tooth brushes.
In suitable climates the plant is grown as a hedge. The trees have also been used for erosion control in sandy soils. The wood is heavy, hard, and durable in the soil. It is close-grained and used for fencing posts, agricultural implements, pegs, woodenware etc.
CAUTIONS: Cassie Flower Absolute should not be used on broken or irritated skin.