Lonicera caprifolium from which Honeysuckle Blossom Absolute is extracted is also sometimes, and some would argue, better known as Absolu de Chevre-feuille (Absolute of Goats Leaf). This is, apparently, due to the fact that goats love to chew honeysuckle leaves. It is a very rare oil. Production methods are often erratic.
It also sometimes and less well known as Italian woodbine, perfoliate honeysuckle, goat-leaf honeysuckle, Italian honeysuckle, or perfoliate woodbine
Many oils labeled as Honeysuckle are adulterated or synthetically produced. Some of these originate in China and, in our opinion, should be avoided.
This oil is from France where production has started again in small quantities. It has been absent in the market since the mid 1930’s. Small artisan makers in both France and Italy have continued the tradition in the interim, manufacturing small quantities. This is for high end hand made perfume manufacture. It has not generally been available to the public during this time in itsasbsolute form. The synthetic oil, produced throughout the 50’s and into today, has dominated the market with the rise of mass produced “designer” fragrances.
Traditional Uses for Honeysuckle Blossom Absolute Oil :-
It has no known and confirmed aromatherapy benefits or attributes other than its much sought after aroma and is most often used in high end, hand made perfume manufacture.