Family : Violaceae (Violet)
Habitat : Native to Europe and parts of Asia; cultivated in gardens worldwide. It is mainly grown in southern France (Grasse) and to a lesser extent in Italy and China for Perfumery use.
Odour : Strong green-leaf odour and a delicate floral undertone.
Part of plant used : Leaves
Method of extraction : A concrete and absolute
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Acne, eczema, refines the pores, thread veins, wounds.
Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Fibrosis, poor circulation, rheumatism.
Respiratory System: Bronchitis, catarrh, mouth and throat infections.
Nervous System: Dizziness, headaches, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion- the scent was believed to ‘comfort and strengthen the heart.’
Mind/Emotions : Soothe both nostalgia and obsession, also helps to overcome fears and shyness.
Safety Data : Non-toxic, non-irritant. Possible sensitization in some individuals.