Latin Name: Cistus Ladanifer
Plant Part: Leaves and twigs
Extraction Method: Solvent extraction
Description: Labdanum Absolute is made by extracting crude labdanum gum which in turn is derived from the boiling of leaves and twigs of Cistus ladanifer in water. The plant is gathered and extracted mainly in Spain but is found growing wild in South France, Morocco and other Mediterranean countries.
Common Uses: Labdanum Absolute is an amazing ingredient for aromatics such as perfumes, body lotions, scented candles, incense sticks, room fresheners and soaps and other cosmetics.
Note: Base Note
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Ambrette, Clary Sage, Fir Balsam, Oakmosss, Lavender, Lavandin, Patchouli and Vetiver.
Aromatic Description: Labdanum Absolute has a sweet, dry, and deep resinous/balsamic odor with a mossy, leathery undertone.
CAUTION: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, have heart disease, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, or have any medical condition that can be affected by absolutes, essential oils or fragrances, please seek the advice of a health professional before use. Keep away from plastic or polished surfaces. Always dilute to 5% or less before using on the skin.