Labdanum, Absolute

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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

Origin: India

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.

Consistency: Thick

Aromatic Scent: Labdanum Essential Oil has a warm sweet, musky, amber scent.


Note: Middle

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

Terms of Use:

Customers should purchase products from Essential7 with the clear understanding that all products must be used at the customers own discretion and only after referencing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product.  Essential7 shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm) caused by insufficient knowledge or the improper use of a product.

The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including intellectual property rights of third parties.

As with any manufacturing process,  Essential7 strongly suggest  small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing.

The information on the Essential7 website is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by Essential7  as to the fitness for any use. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of Essential7 no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained. No refunds are made on any essential oils.

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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

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Additional Details

1.0000 Ounces

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