Labdanum is a great scent for any sort of meditative work.

Labdanum is a species of rock rose and has a long history of use in herbal medicine and also as a perfume ingredient. In earlier times, labdanum was collected from the beards and thighs of the goats and sheep which had grazed on this shrub. This resin was used as an ingredient for incense and also for medicinal purposes like cold, cough, menstrual problems and rheumatism.

  • Labdanum aka Rock Rose is a dark brown viscous liquid with a warm, sweet resinous, woody ambery odour, with strong notes of ambergris.
  • It is extracted from the glandular hairs which cover the leaves of the shrub. It is one of perfumerys classic ingredients, and is a key ingredient of the Chypretheme, widely employed in modern perfumery.

Ingredients: Cistus Ladaniferus Oil

Botanical name: Cistus ladaniferus L.

Common name: Labdanum absolute

Plant part: Gum

Extraction method: Solvent extraction

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.

** It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance – particularly the rare and exotic notes – become lost.

Absolutes can be very viscous or even solid and can be difficult to extract from the bottle. Gently warming the absolute in a water bath will melt the product and make it easier to use.

Aromatherapy Use

Labdanum oil it is considered to have a number of properties that offer some curative benefits like antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic, expectorant and emmenagogue properties. It is also widely used in aromatherapy treatment to help boost up the mood and relieve anxiety, stress and depression. Labdanum oil can be diffused and used at home or inhaled directly to uplift the mood and control your anxiety. It can also be used to effectively deal with anger and mood swings. Labdanum essential oil may not be that widely used but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that suggests it can help with a range of emotional issues and quiet the mind in your time of need. Labdanum essential oil can be diffused at home or inhaled directly whenever you feel the need to lift your mood or control your anxiety. According to many people, it is also used to effectively deal with anger and mood swings. Labdanum oil is used as an alternative of Musk Pod because musk pod is one of the most expensive animal products in the world. When compared to other oils Labdanum oil is not well known for its therapeutic benefits but it is widely used in aromatherapy. It is primarily used as an ingredient in the perfume industry.

Spiritual/Magical Use

Labdanum is a great scent for any sort of meditative work.

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