Labdanum, Absolute Essential Oil
Please note, this is a thick resin type oil. You will have to melt it to work with it. Read notes below
Botanical Name: Cistus Ladanifer
Plant Part: Resin
Extraction Method: Benzyl Benzoate Solvent Extraction
Description: Labdanum is a sticky brown resin obtained from the shrubs Cistus ladanifer species of rockrose. It has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient. Labdanum is a small sticky shrub which grows up to 3m high with lance shaped leaves that are white and furry on the underside, and fragrant white flowers.
Color: Dark brown viscous liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Labdanum Essential Oil has a warm sweet, musky, amber scent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Pine,Clary Sage, Cypress and Vetiver.
History: In ancient times, the resin was scraped from the fur of goats and sheep that had grazed on the cistus shrubs. It was collected by the shepherds and sold to coastal traders. The false beards worn by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt were actually the labdanum soaked hair of these goats.
Common Uses: Labdanum Essential Oil is considered to have the following properties: anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, emmenagogue and expectorant. It is said to act as a fixative in perfumes and is widely used in the perfumery industry. It is also considered useful in skincare preparations especially for mature skin and wrinkles. Labdanum can be used to treat colds, coughs, and rheumatism. When combined with Frankincense, it is excellent for meditation.
Directions for Use: We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake before use.
Cautions: Labdanum Essential Oil is generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS ESSENTIAL7 LABDANUM (ROCKROSE) ESSENTIAL OIL CISTUS LADANIFERUS LNP Ref#: 3739 Botanical Origin: SPAIN Lot#: 0208/184 Product Information Extraction Method: STEAM DISTILLATION Parts Used: RESIN Quality: 100% PURE & NATURAL Shelf Life: 4 YEARS Analysis Specifications Appearance: Pale orange liquid Odor: Warm Herbaceous Specific Gravity @ 20 C: 0.8680-0.8990 Refractive Index (20): 1.492-1.507 Flash Point: +55
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