Boronia megastigma grows to less than a metre. It has small leaves and small cup-shaped flowers, which occur in spring. The plant is quite striking in that the flowers are bright yellow inside whilst the exterior is an interesting red-brown colour. The flowers have a wonderful fragrance and are used in the production of essential oils. The plant is traditionally found in south west WA between Albany and Perth
Plant flowers in spring and is harvested when 80% of buds are open. Flowers are combed off the plants by hand or machine.
The oil has a delightful perfume – an intensely rich flowery aroma with a sweet fruity character that is uplifting and refreshing.
It is a great addition to perfumes and aromatics due to its rich, intense aroma with long lasting properties
A top note golden brown, thick oil, it is usually distilled by non chlorinated solvent extraction of the flowers and leaves.
Boronia is an uplifting, refreshing and energising oil that has anti-depressant and calming properties.
Typical Main Active Compounds
dihydro beta ionone 1.37%
dihydro beta ionol 1.00%
dodecyl acetate 5.68%
methyl jasmonate isomer 3.43%
methyl iso jasmonate 2.24%
methyl hydroxy cinnamate 1.63%
Specific Gravity @ 20 C 0.945 to 0.965
Refractive Index@ 20 C 1.45 to 1.52
Boronia oil can have a variety of uses, such as in Aromatherapy, diffusers and massage oils but as a rare and high cost oil it is not commonly used in these fields.
It is used primarily in perfumes and aromatics, due to its beautiful aroma – an intense long lasting fragrance that is refreshing and uplifting.