Tonka Bean

Dipteryx odorata absolute is created by pulverizing the dried bean found inside the fruit that occurs on a large tropical tree native to South America and in West Africa.

The pulverized powder is further subjected to a solvent process followed by an alcohol wash.  The remaining substance is dense and crumbly and prior to being used by perfumers it needs to be dissolved in 200 proof denatured alcohol. The aroma of Tonka bean has a rich depth of sweetness that is likened to vanilla and in my opinion like sweetgrass and dried hay. Tonka bean is used extensively in the perfume industry and is not used in traditional aromatherapy.

Eden Botanicals is a reputable supplier of Tonka Bean

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Products that contain Tonka Bean:
Sapient Salvia


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