Absolutes are exotic oils that are perfect for Perfumery and skin care cosmetic formulation. Absolute oils are similar to Essential Oils, but because these essences are so minute in the plant part, they are much more difficult to extract. Their chemistry so fragile that the method of extracting them is much more complex. They are typically extracted using a food grade solvent which is subsequently removed by evaporation to obtain a pure product. For example, it requires over 14000 rose petals to produce 1 pound of Rose Absolute! Their fragrances are also much more concentrated, hence a very small amount will go a long way.