What is an absolute?

An absolute is obtained by the solvent extraction method. A solvent is used to extract the aromatic molecules from the raw material, we dissolve the substance from which the essential oil is to be extracted and then completely removing the solvent This process, often carried out cold, allows to obtain an aromatic product which resembles more the aroma of the original plant and which has a smell often stronger than an extraction requiring the action of heat. This also allows to extract the aroma of some plants that are too delicate for a distillation with water vapor.