Botanical Name: Acacia dealbata
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: The Mimosa plant is a small thorny tree which produces lightly fragrant yellow pompom flower. The flowers are very fragile and specialized know-how is necessary to maintain the quality of the bloom. Mimosa flowers are unusual in that they need to be forced (i.e. the plants must be kept at 25ºC with a humidity of 85ºC in order to produce flowers).
Colour: Golden to amber resin to solid.
Common Uses: Mimosa Absolute is widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetics and soap manufacturing. It is relaxing and warming; and helps to overcome anxiety and sensitivity. It is also used as a fixative in the perfumery industry.
Consistency: Thick, viscous resin. This absolute should be heated to come out of its solid state. However it does not liquefy but becomes semi solid and has a toffee-like consistency.
Strength of Aroma: Low
Blends well with: Lavender and Peru Balsam.
Aromatic Scent: Mimosa Absolute has mild floral notes.
History: Mimosa, also known as the “sensitive plant”, was first introduced to Australia from the tropical parts of America in the late 1800s. In the 19th century the famous British explorer, Captain James Cook imported the first small saplings to Europe. It quickly became the flower of choice for members of the British and Russian aristocracies in the decoration of their secondary residences in the fashionable French Riviera.