Plumeria Alba Flower Extract

Plumeria Alba Flower Extract, Frangipani, Tempelbaum

Plumeria alba, commonly known as White Frangipani or simply Plumeria, is a species of plant in the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) and is found primarily in India, Caribbean islands and South America. In India, it is also known as the “temple tree” because it is often found in close proximity to religious buildings. The small tree can grow several meters high and bears beautiful flowers with a unique beguiling fragrance that is very remotely reminiscent of a mix of jasmine, vanilla, almond and a hint of lemon. Therefore, it is no wonder that frangipani aroma plays the main role in numerous exclusive perfumes and appears as a single note. In the Asian region, the flowers are considered sacred and a symbol of immortality, which explains their frequent use as an offering. They are also used in wedding ceremonies in many Indian regions. In Nicaragua and Laos, the frangipani is even the national flower. In this country, we encounter the flowers again and again in travel guides and on posters of Hawaii, because they are used to tie the typical flower chains and flower garlands that vacationers on the island have hung around their necks. A Plumeria alba flower extract is a concentrated substance obtained from the flowers of the Plumeria alba plant.


Plumeria alba flower extract: balancing, sensual and mood elevating

The flowers have been an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine for a very long time, where they are highly valued for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The dried frangipani flowers processed into tea are even said to have cleansing, detoxifying and antipyretic properties.

Plumeria alba flower extract is known to relieve mental tension and impart optimism. Many users have already noticed that, for example, after a massage with a corresponding oil, they feel much more energetic, creative and relaxed. There is also a solid reason for this. The Plumeria alba flower extract is able to stimulate the production of encephalin, the neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) that makes you feel cheerful and can even make melancholy disappear. In addition, the fragrance is said to have a particularly sexually stimulating effect.

In other words, it’s a real soul-pleaser that promotes mental well-being and puts people in a good mood.

But Plumeria alba flower extract, which is obtained exclusively from the fragrant blossoms, is also becoming increasingly important in cosmetics. It is suitable for all cosmetic formulations and is extremely well tolerated.


The benefits and properties of frangipani in cosmetics

Plumeria alba flower extract contains bioactive compounds such as flavonoids and antioxidants, which are known for their potential soothing and skin-conditioning effects. Therefore, the extract can be included in skin care products such as creams, lotions or face masks to soothe and moisturize the skin.

The list of ingredients in frangipani is long and absolutely impressive. Aromatic esters such as benzyl benzoate, geranyl benzoate and benzyl salicylate are among them, as well as lupeol (triterpene), geraniol (monoterpenol), amyrin isomer (triterpene alcohol) and nerolidol (sesquiterpenol).

It also contains traces of iris fragrances (plumieride p-E-coumarate, plumieride p-Z-coumarate, 1-plumieride) and farnesol (sesquiterpenol). While frangipani provides a refined touch of exclusivity and luxury thanks to its seductive fragrance in lotions, creams and other formulations, Plumeria alba flower extract also possesses remarkable skin-care properties. For example, Plumeria alba flower extract has the ability to boost skin regeneration and stimulate the growth of new tissue. Irritation and redness usually disappear quickly with consistent use. Appropriate products for face and body care also provide the skin with valuable moisture and improve both elasticity and softness. They soothe the skin after sunbathing and help it to recover.


Plumeria alba flower extract in hair care

Frangipani, especially Plumeria alba flower extract, is also an excellent solution in hair care. Shampoos and conditioners containing this extract are particularly suitable for dry and brittle hair. In addition, the extract can have a pleasant soothing effect on itchy scalps and possibly prevent dandruff. You can find more exciting information about scalp care in our article: Scalpcare: The scalp needs its own care.

Fortunately, so far there is no evidence of possible allergic re actions, which makes frangipani extract a good choice for sensitive skin.

Frangipani finds many applications in the cosmetics industry, including skin creams, body lotions, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and sunscreen and after-sun products. A particular advantage is that these products not only have positive effects on skin and hair, but can also have a balancing and mood-enhancing effect due to their exotic aroma. Thus, the use of frangipani in hair care and other cosmetic products creates a double benefit for body and mind.


Fact Sheet Frangipani

INCI: Plumeria Alba Flower Extract

CAS number: 94350-02-4

EC number: 305-220-3

Definition: extract from the flowers of Plumeria alba (temple tree)

Description: a yellow to orange-light brown viscous liquid


Frangipani: a beguiling fragrance and valuable caring properties

The flowers are visually a dream, the fragrance delights with paradisiacal notes: Frangipani stands like no other aroma for tropical islands, endless beaches, and the lightness of an endless summer. Nevertheless, we should not forget that the Plumeria alba flower extract also has care properties that should not be underestimated. Whether for skin or hair, as a cream, lotion, massage oil or shampoo, the flowers of the temple tree are good for both the body and the soul. Since Plumeria alba flower extract is also very well tolerated and no significant allergic reactions have been reported to date, it is ideally suited for sophisticated cosmetic formulations. We at Cosmacon will be happy to advise you in this regard and show you interesting possibilities for integrating the white frangipani extract into high-quality cosmetics.




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