Dipteryx odorata, seed, extracted in alcohol, certified organic, Venezuela.
The essential oil of Tonka Bean has a sweet, warm fragrance that has been likened to summer meadows. It is gently uplifting and light and complements calm and harmony. Widely used in the creation of perfumes, Tonka Bean has a versatile tone that can be blended for sensuality, as well as for healing tranquillity. Its therapeutic uses focus on its properties for lifting the spirit and creating balance. Blends well with: Vanilla, Clary Sage, Geranium and Jasmine.
- Emotional Balance
The scent of Tonka Bean is warm and summery and can be used to create an atmosphere that helps to lift the heart and nurture calmness.
- Sensuous Massage
In a massage oil base, you can add a few drops of Tonka Bean with your favourite earth, spicy tones to create an unique sensuous lift. Try it with Ylang Ylang, Vanilla or Sandalwood for a lingering, sexy musk.
- Emotional Lift
Tonka Bean brings its special lightness and calm to blending. With Lavender or Clary Sage the effect is healing and gentle. With Vanilla and Geranium it leans towards euphoric, an excellent tonic for mood swings and sadness. Try making a body oil blending 2 drops each of Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Geranium, Clary Sage and Lavender in 10ml of Absolute Massage Oil. Use as a massage treatment over three days to kick start a fresh energy dynamic in your life.
You can add a few drops of Tonka Bean to your bath pre-menstruation as a counter to mood swings. Combine it with Grapefruit for an extra lift, or with Chamomile Roman to assist relaxation and support restful sleep.
Traditional & Historical Information
Tonka beans are seeds of a large tropical tree native to South America. The seeds contain coumarin, which is the essence used for its fragrant flavour in the food, liquor and tobacco industries. It is also used for its aroma in cosmetics and perfumes. In South America, seeds are used in a traditional drink. Tonka Beans have been associated with medicinal tonics and treatments for cramps and nausea. They are also considered to contain aphrodisiac properties.
Avoid use during pregnancy. Use in small dosage only. Avoid contact with eyes: flush with water. If ingested, drink milk. Keep out of reach of children.
Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.