Nicotiana, from which Tobacco Absolute oil is extracted, is a beautiful plant, growing to between one and two metres in height depending on the variety and growing conditions. It has huge green leaves and very sweet-scented flowers which range in colour from white to purple, through the pinks and reds.
Traditional Uses For Tobacco Absolute Oil:-
Tobacco absolute is often employed as a base note in perfumery, adding its touch in ‘dry’ or ‘masculine’ scented perfumes. Carrying a distinct smell which is difficult, if not impossible, to imitate. It has no aromatherapy associations that have been noted. It is used in some confectionery, particularly high end chocolate.
Tobacco Absolute Oil Blends Well With:-
Bergamot, Clary Sage, and Sandalwood in particular but also most Citrus oils.
Tobacco has been used and cultivated in America for a very long time, 10,000 years by some accounts. High nicotine content varieties of Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica were prized by many tribes. Both species are thought to be cultivars. N. rustica (Wild Tobacco) contains about 10 times the nicotine of N. tabacum, and should be considered one of the most important hallucinogenic entheogens, although both have been used ritually and shamanically by many tribes throughout the Americas.
CAUTIONS Tobacco Absolute oil should not be used on broken or irritated skin.