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Tonka absolute


Extract of happiness

The Tonka bean absolute brings an oriental note mixing a sweet, vanilla and slightly praline smell to your perfumes and “homemade” cosmetics.

Main indication: perfumery, cosmetics


SKU: 11148248718
Categories: Absolute | Essential oils

Product Description


Processing method of tonka absolute: solvent extraction (hexane free)
Part of the plant: beans
Odor : Praline, balsamic (caramel), almond, amber, vanilla (MIDDLE to BASE NOTE)
Chakra: Crown
Origin: Brazil

Botanical name: Dipterix odorata
Family: Fabaceae

Tonka Bean Absolute is obtained from the dried seeds contained in the fruit of a tropical tree, the coumarou, growing in South America. The Dipterix odorata tree is a tropical tree about 30 meters tall. It grows in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela with pink-purple flowers. The beans are harvested when they have fallen from the tree. Stripped of the pulp of the fruit and dried, the seeds then undergo maceration in alcohol.

The tonka bean is a precious material of perfumery and has recently made its entry into the kitchen thanks to great chefs who have been seduced by this new aroma.

In South American cultures, the tonka bean is considered a good luck charm or is also sometimes used to flavour certain tobaccos.


      • Coumarines :  coumarin (93.25%), 3,4-dihydrocoumarine (3.03%)

What is an absolute ?


  • Relaxes
  • Quiet
  • Develop creativity
  • Help with depression



Soluble in alcohols and fixed oils

Insoluble in water



For example, in your cosmetic preparations (day cream, cleansing milk, moisturizing balm …)

Maximum dosage

  • deodorant 0.1%
  • Face or hand cream 0.8%
  • Body cosmetics (shampoo, soap..) 2%
  • Perfumes 1.6%
  • Aftershave: 0.5%


Soluble in alcohols and fixed oils

Tonka bean absolute is perfectly soluble in alcohol at 90 °, and is also dispersible in emulsions, fatty substances (oils, vegetable butters and balms), washing base and aqueous gels.

Insoluble in water


As an ingredient in the formulation of your cosmetic preparations:

  • for an emulsion: we advise you to integrate this absolute into the oily phase of your emulsion and heat the whole in a water bath to 70 ° C in order to melt the absolute in the oily phase.
  • to make a balm, gel or washing product: we advise you to pour the crushed absolute into the preparation, gel or washing base and heat the whole in a water bath by stirring until homogenization



The tonka is widely used to make perfumes due to its unique aroma

The absolute of Tonka beans is considered a base note, capable of producing a sublime sweet and vanilla note very warm. Frequently smelt in the composition of perfumes:

feminine: the Tonka bean seduces women and men with sweet and gourmet scents.

masculine: the Tonka bean is often present in the background of very elegant and virile masculine perfumes.

In addition, you can find the mimosa in famous brands: Armani Code (Armani) / Chloé Intense (Chloé) / Tonka Imperiale (Guerlain)

For example, make your perfume and mix it with:

Aromatic fern lavender / bergamot/ basil cedarwood / geranium / neroli / clary sage patchouli / cedarwood / vanilla
oriental vanilla orange / mandarin / lemon jasmine/ rose / cinnamon vanilla / sandalwood


Some famous perfumes: « Shalimar » or « Samsara » – Guerlain, « Armani Code »


This warm and summery scent:

  • – creates an atmosphere that brings a sense of calm,
  • – encourages relaxation
  • – promotes a healthy sleep cycle.

It is also considered to contain aphrodisiac properties

Energetic aromatherapy

  • appeasement
  • trigger
  • calm
  • Letting go
  • Dedramatization
  • stimulates joie de vivre and good humour.
  • helps to develop both creativity and intuition.

The Tonka is the need to return to simple happiness, the family cocoon; an ‘OFF’ break and obviously a reconnection to your inner child.



The information provided is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for educational purposes only.  Especially, in severe cases or where symptoms persist, consult a health professional. Therefore, Pacific Scents is not responsible for the use of essential oils by you or anyone else. As a result, we strongly encourage you to consult the advice of trusted medical professionals and relevant sources of information when making decisions about your health



  • Not advised during the first 3 months of pregnancy and also in small children
  • Skin irritative
  • Do not use pure on the skin, consequently make a substantial dilution in vegetable oil. As a rule, test the product by applying a little in the crook of your elbow or on your wrist before using it, at least 48 hours prior to use.
  • Use a maximum dilution of 2% in cosmetics
  • Avoid eye and also mucous membranes contact.
  • Do not ingest, specifically for dermal use
  • Keep out of reach of children.


Allergen: coumarin


  • Keep in the original bottle
  • Store away from both air and light, at a temperature below 25C




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Weight 0.05 kg


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