There are still people out there selling this kind of stuff. Just saw it this morning -- a perfectly respectable small skincare company on Ets-- um, somewhere, selling natural soaps and skin elixirs and body butters also selling cucumber essential oil. Does somebody know something I don't know? Well, I'm sure you do, that was a rhetorical question -- when the eff did "they" start making cucumber essential oil? (also a rhetorical question).
Have a lovely naturally cucumber scented day! And while you're at it, top it off with some daisy and sunflower essential oil to ward off the rain . . . yeah . . . do that.
UPDATE! 2-13-2017 -- to the person who left the message in the reply section of this blog for this ancient post, I did update this information two years later in 2012, and I'm updating it again today especially for you.
I think this is either the third or fourth post I've done on the
subject of cucumber essential oil, and since I continue to receive post
hits on them, and private inquiries, I think I'll do an update post. 'K?
FACT: There is no naturally sourced 'cucumber essential oil'.
FACT: There is
a cucumber seed oil, which is a different cat entirely from an
essential oil, though it does have some of the same scent qualities as
the cucumber fruit itself.
FACT: Treatt makes a natural cucumber flavoring extract that, as most NBP's know, can potentially be used as a scenting agent.
FACT: Treatt does not sell retail.
problem now, it seems, is locating a wholesale Treatt customer who
sells natural cucumber flavoring extract. If it's you, please post a
comment here -- you'd be doing both of us a favor as this cucumber thing
seems to have the potential of becoming quite the cash cow, and this
could be my final word on the subject - finally.
Update to the Update (today, 2-13-2017)
According to The Good Scents Company, trans-4-tert-butylcyclohexanol is the chemical name for cucumber 'essence', which is a flavoring agent. Natural? Can't find any definitive information on that. (E)-2-nonenal aka cucumber aldehyde is listed by The Good Scents Company as natural, and you can buy it from Perfumer's Apprentice.