Cape may - Essential Oil - Coleonema album - South Africa - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Coleonema album
Plant Part: Stems and Leaves
Origin: South Africa
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A strong top note, Cape May oil has a fresh green herbal fragrance with an interesting peppery note.
Product Abstract: Cape May is a medium to large woody shrub with small heath-like leaves and fragrant flowers. It is grown on the mountains of the southern coastal region of South Africa. Also called Wild Buchu, the small white petals cover the ground like confetti during the flowering season, hence the colloquial name Confetti Bush. Cape May has long been used by the Hottentot and Sotho tribes, and fishermen use it to remove the smell of fish and bait from their hands.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.