In India the oil is applied to the body before prayer in temples. Arabians recommend the oil as an aphrodisiac.
Roman perfumers used 'narcissum' from narcissus flowers when making their complex perfumes.
It may have some aromatherapy benefits when blended in a carrier oil or a base cream or lotion but should be used with care as too high a concentration can lead to headaches and nausea.
Source: Narcisus poeticus is grown in France.
Extraction: Narcissus Absolute Oil is solvent extracted from the fresh flowers of the plant.
Aroma: Narcissus Absolute Oil has a sweet, green, herbaceous scent with heavy floral undertones.
Fragrance note: Middle.
Properties: The soothing aroma is a tonic for the nerves.
Narcissus Absolute Oil is used in aromatherapy to reduce pain and provide relaxation. It plays a vital role in eliminating pain and driving out tension, anxiety, mental exhaustion and stress. It is highly beneficial for those people who often lose sleep due to pain or stress.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporization and may be added to base emollients. It is a high-class perfumery ingredient and may also be used to fragrance candles, potpourri and room fresheners.
Blends well with: Clove, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose Maroc and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Always dilute Narcissus Absolute Oil to 5% or less in a carrier oil before application.