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All About Tuberose Absolute Essential Oil

Origin and Nature

Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a captivating flower renowned for its sweet, heady fragrance. Native to Mexico, this perennial plant belongs to the Agavaceae family.

About the Plant

The Tuberose plant thrives in warm climates and has found a home in regions across the globe. It has slender, wax-like stems and clusters of delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers bloom during the evening, releasing an intoxicating scent. This beautiful aroma has captured the hearts of perfumers and aromatherapy enthusiasts alike.

The flowers are traditionally white, lending an air of purity and elegance to the plant. Historically, Tuberose has been cultivated for its fragrance and also its ornamental value in gardens.

Botanical References

The botanical name, Polianthes tuberosa, sheds light on the plant’s specific classification. “Polianthes” is derived from Greek. It means “many flowers,” a fitting description for the abundance of blooms on a single stem. “Tuberosa” alludes to the tuberous roots that anchor the plant and store energy.

This exquisite plant has a rich history. Its use dates back to Aztec civilizations, where it was used in ceremonies and rituals. Over the centuries, Tuberose has become a symbol of luxury and sensuality. This makes it a sought-after essence in the world of aromatherapy and perfumery.

Cultural Significance

Tuberose holds profound cultural significance in various traditions and societies. This fragrant flower has transcended its botanical origins to become a symbol of love, purity, and sensuality.

In Indian culture, Tuberose is often associated with affairs of the heart. The flower is a common adornment in wedding ceremonies. It is considered auspicious, symbolizing the purity and sensuality of the marital union. Its sweet aroma is believed to enhance the romantic atmosphere. This makes it a popular choice for bridal bouquets and decorations.

Tuberose has also found a place in spiritual practices. The Aztecs named the flower “Omixochitl” or bone flower. They believed it had protective qualities. They used in rituals and offerings to invoke divine blessings and protection.

The rich, floral scent of Tuberose absolute has made it a prized ingredient in the world of perfumery. Its intoxicating fragrance is often featured in high-end perfumes. Tuberose is known for its ability to evoke feelings of romance and passion. This makes it a favourite among those seeking a sophisticated and captivating scent.


The enchanting aroma of Tuberose is a result of its intricate chemical composition. Understanding the chemistry behind this fragrant flower provides insight into its therapeutic properties.

Key Components

Tuberose essential oil contains a complex array of natural components. These contribute to its unique fragrance. The main components include:

  • Methyl Benzoate: Imparts a sweet, fruity scent.
  • Methyl Anthranilate: Adds a floral, grape-like note.
  • Benzyl Alcohol: Contributes to the overall floral profile.
  • Nerolidol: Provides a woody and floral aroma. These compounds work together to create the complex scent that defines Tuberose essential oil.

Therapeutic Potential

Tuberose is celebrated for its alluring fragrance and is also known for its sensual properties. The aroma is believed to have a relaxing effect, promoting a sense of calm and easing everyday worries.


The aroma of Tuberose is a symphony of floral notes, unveiling a complex and captivating olfactory experience. This enchanting fragrance has made Tuberose a prized ingredient in perfumery and aromatherapy.

Floral Intensity: Tuberose is renowned for its intense, heady floral scent. The fragrance is rich, sweet, and luscious, with a hint of spiciness. The floral notes are balanced by a subtle creaminess. This creates a fragrance that is both bold and sophisticated.

Versatility in Perfumery: Perfumers value Tuberose for its versatility in fragrance compositions. It serves as a key note in many high-end perfumes, adding depth and opulence. Tuberose can be used as a standalone scent or blended with other floral or woody notes. It is a particularly tenacious aroma. Tuberose is often used to modify the overall effect when used in a blend.

Aromatherapy Appeal: In aromatherapy, the aroma of Tuberose is cherished for its uplifting effects. The sweet, floral notes are believed to uplift the spirits. Diffusing Tuberose essential oil in a space can transform it into a sanctuary of tranquility.

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If you enjoy using Jasmine, Neroli, or Ylang Ylang then you’ll love Tuberose!


Sustainability is a cornerstone of Oshadhi’s commitment to providing high-quality essential oils. When it comes to Tuberose essential oil, our dedication to environmentally responsible practices ensures that you can enjoy the aromatic benefits with a clear conscience.

Harvesting Practices: Tuberose requires careful cultivation and harvesting to preserve its delicate blooms. Oshadhi sources Tuberose from sustainable farms where responsible agricultural practices are employed. By working closely with farmers, we support ethical harvesting that maintains the integrity of both the plant and the environment.

Environmental Responsibility: Oshadhi is proud to uphold environmentally conscious sourcing. Our Tuberose essential oil is extracted using methods that minimize environmental impact. We prioritize methods that prioritize the health of the plant, the surrounding ecosystem, and the communities involved in cultivation.

Quality Assurance: Our commitment to sustainability goes hand in hand with our dedication to quality. Oshadhi ensures that every bottle of Tuberose essential oil meets stringent quality standards. From cultivation to extraction, our processes prioritize both the purity of the oil and the preservation of the plant species.

How To Use Tuberose Essential Oil

Whilst Tuberose would seem to be the domain of fragrance artist or parfumiers, you can easily enjoy it at home in your daily life.


Diffusing Tuberose essential oil creates an inviting atmosphere. Its rich aroma will fill your space with its sweet and floral notes. Diffuse Tuberose in your living space to create a calming and romantic ambiance. Or, use in your bedroom before bedtime for a soothing and peaceful environment.

Topical Application

Tuberose essential oil can be diluted and applied topically. Allow the warmth of your skin to naturally diffuse the aroma and breathe in the benefits.

Perfume Roller

Create a natural perfume by diluting Tuberose with a carrier oil (e.g. Jojoba) and applying it to pulse points. Jojoba is a perfect base for topical application and especially perfumes. It is similar to the skin’s natural oils. This means that it soaks in easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.

Aromatic Jewellery

Add a drop of Tuberose oil to diffuser jewellery for a subtle and personal fragrance throughout the day.

Massage Oil

Blend Tuberose with a carrier oil for a sensual and aromatic massage experience. Slipper oils such as Sweet Almond Oil or Sesame Oil are ideal. Use the Tuberose massage blend during self-care rituals to unwind and soothe the senses.

DIY Bath Salts

You can create your own bath salts for a custom spa experience. Add a few drops to some Epsom salts and add to your bath water. Inhale the fragrant steam for relaxation and a break from daily cares.

Personal Inhaler

Infuse an aroma inhaler with Tuberose oil for a convenient way to carry its fragrance with you.

Hydrosol Spritz

Whilst this article primarily concerns Tuberose oil (the absolute) you can also enjoy it in its watery form. Tuberose hydrosol makes a beautiful pillow or space spray to calm the senses and bring a sense of luxury.

Contraindications & General Safety

While Tuberose is generally safe for use, consider the following precautions:

Skin Sensitivity: Perform a patch test before topical application to ensure no skin sensitivities.

Pregnancy: Consult with a healthcare professional before using Tuberose oil during pregnancy.

Sensitive Individuals: Exercise caution if you have a history of allergies. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur.

Blending & Recipes

Tuberose blends well with a range of different oils, where it brings an exotic, floral note.

Romantic Evening Blend

Combine Tuberose, Rose, and Sandalwood for a romantic and uplifting atmosphere. Diffuse during intimate evenings or special occasions.

Serenity Diffusion Blend

Create a serene ambiance by blending Tuberose, Lavender, and Bergamot. Diffuse during meditation or relaxation sessions.

Aromatic Linen Spray

Infuse your linens with the enchanting scent of Tuberose. Mix Tuberose absolute with water and spray on linens for a subtle and refreshing fragrance. Alternatively try Tuberose Hydrosol.

Experiencing Tuberose

Oshadhi’s founder Malte Hozzel describes Tuberose as one of the “heart resonators”.

“There is definitely a number of essential oils which have a very special connection with the heart. Rose, yes, is one of the most powerful fragrances to nourish and open the heart. Or Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli. But also Lavender, or Helichrysum, Kewra, Magnolia. Also many of the so called absolutes like Jasmine, Mimosa, Vanilla, Champaca, Frangipani, Lotus, Tuberose, Tonka Bean. And not to forget: even some of the spicy oils like Cinnamon, Cardamom etc. can have the same effects.

They can enhance well-being, strength, healing, even understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, compassion by simply reprogramming in no-time our thoughts and emotions – mainly through our limbic system and our heart.”

Oshadhi’s Tuberose absolute

Bring this exquisite aroma into your life with Oshadhi’s Tuberose Absolute. Use on its own or add to a blend for a luxurious floral note. Please note that this oil contains 20% added organic alcohol – this is to help the oil flow and blend easily.

Or try Oshadhi’s Tuberose Hydrosol. Rich, heady and heart-centred.