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Costus Root Oil

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  • Botanical Name: Saussurea lappa
  • Common Name: Costus root oil
  • Native Country: Himalaya Highlands
  • Parts Used: comminuted, dried roots
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Aroma: Woody, musty

Uses: 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.

Description: 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.