Costus Root is a large, erect, perennial plant up to 2m high with a thick tapering root and numerous black flowers.
Costus root oil has been used for intriguing notes in Oriental type perfumes. Not used in aromatherapy some usage as a fixative and perfume component. Used as a flavour in drinks and confectionery.
A herbaceous perennial plant with yellow composite flowers growing in the Himalayan highlands. It is also extracts by using vacuum distillation of the resinoid extract obtained by extraction of the roots with solvents. It has a peculiar soft, but extremely tenacious odour.
We highly recommend Costus Root as a dilution, it is extremely thick and hard to work with in its undiluted form. Costus Root Absolute is exotic. Its tenacious odor is reminiscent of old wood, with a distinctly animal or sebaceous undertone. The Costus Root scent is often described like human hair, fur coats or wet dogs. Costus root oil is most often used in Oriental type perfume
It is also extracted by using vacuum distillation of the resinoid extract obtained by extraction of the roots with solvents. It is a viscous, light yellow to brown liquid. It has...
1. Woody, musty
2. Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic, and toni
3. Yellow to brownish yellow viscous liquid with an extremely tenacious odor
4. soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water
Benefits & Uses :
1. It helps to normalize and strengthen digestion, cleanse the body of toxic accumulations, enhance fertility, and reduce pain.
2. It is also used as incense, as a fixative and fragrance component in cosmetics and perfumes. it is also a hair wash.
Stimulant, aphrodisiac, insect repellent, and preserves woolens. Used in perfumery. Heavy Oriental type. Blends well with Sandalwood, Vetivert, Patchouli, Rose, and Violet. Very strong and tenacious.
Blends well with floral fragrances, Ylang ylang, Patchouli, Opopanax and Myrrh. Costus Root Oil offers a very musky and woody aroma which has been compared to human hair or fur smell. The odor although being bold is very soft at the same time. It is used in products such as incense, a fixative in body fragrances and cosmetics, also very popular in oriental perfumes.
Costus Root Oil has been used in massage oils, body fragrances, laundry detergents, air fresheners, perfumes, oriental perfumes, diffusers, bath oils, soap making, and hair treatments
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