The labdanum plant also known as Cistus and Rock Rose and the labdanum oil as Cistus oil.The labdanum plant is a sticky plant grows upto 3m with lanceshaped leaves with beautiful fragnated white furry flower. The oil extraction from the plant is by very traditional method called solvent extraction. Labdanum oil has a sweet balsamic aroma with unique amber undertones.
Common Name: Cistus ladeniferus
Main Components: Camphene, myrcene, sabinene, phellandrene, cymene, limonene, cineole, nerol, borneol, geraniol, fenchone.
Blends well with: oakmoss, clary sage, pine, juniperberry, calamus, opopanax, lavender, lavandin, bergamot, cypress, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, olibanum, chamomile and oriental bases.
Common Uses: The highly enchanting oil is highly demanded for its appealing aroma in aromatherapy treatment for healing serious health ailments. The theraphatic characteristics of the oil it is useful in treating diarrhoea, dysentery, catarrh, and also promotes menstruation. Labdanum oil is used as fixative and fragrance to soap, perfumes, lotion, powder, cream and aftershave. It is also used in commercial food like meat, candy and ice-cream for better taste and smell.