Plant Part: Wine Lees
Note: Middle – Base
Blends Well With: Vanilla, lavender, geranium, jasmine, ylang ylang, neroli, rose, chamomile, sweet orange, lime, grapefruit
Aroma: Complex, and green with notes of fruity-tartness
Cognac is typically thought of as a high end, well to do drink that breathes best in crystal stemware on the veranda overlooking the ocean. While that sounds lovely, so does the idea of adding a drop of cognac oil to the diffuser to enhance the atmosphere of an already pleasant evening.
Used by perfumeries around the world, cognac is well known for coaxing aromas out of other scents that are difficult to cultivate without. As an essential oil, cognac goes beautifully in a diffuser with a floral or citrus aroma such as lavender or lime—or both! This would also make for a delightful addition to a homemade perfume, crafted specifically for you or your loved one.
Similar to other essential oils cognac essential oil is steam distilled and extracted from the plant. Cognac oil, however, is created by the “lees” or precipitates of wines. As such, this specialty oil is one to savor every last drop of.
Uses of Cognac Essential Oil
Skin and beauty: perfumery
Recipes With Cognac Essential Oil
- 3 drops cognac oil
- 5 drops vanilla oil
- 1 drop lavender oil
- 1 teaspoon jojoba
- Add to 5ml roller ball and apply to inner wrists as perfume