Cistus Absolute / Labdanum (wildcrafted)

Latin Name:Cistus ladaniferus
Country of Origin:France
Extraction Method:Solvent Extracted
Plant Part(s):Leaves and Resin

Cistus absolute is obtained from the resin that oozes from the leaves of the notoriously sticky flowering bush, Rockrose. The plant is native to the Mediterranean. In ancient times, the sticky resin was collected by grooming the resin off the beards of grazing goats. An excellent fixative when used in perfuming. Fixatives provide longevity to fleeting top notes and helps to lift heavier base notes. Cistus absolute is one of the main ingredients that composes popular amber perfumes.

Recommended Uses

Cistus absolute is known to relax the nervous system. Emotionally, it may be a calming, comforting and balancing oil.

This product has not been evaluated by the CFIA or Health Canada. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner or aromatherapist before beginning therapeutic use.

Scent Profile

Cistus absolute is a base note/fixative. It is resinous, balsamic and sweet with rich amber undertones.


Blends well with balsam of peru, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coffee, geranium, ginger, jasmine, lavender, lemon, magnolia, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, vetiver and ylang ylang.

Contraindications / Safety

Not to be confused with cistus essential oil. No known contraindications.

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Customer Reviews

5 Stars

The best natural fixative money can buy!

All I gotta say is ... wow~ This is hands-down the most pourable Labdanum I've ever used. Super reminiscent of Vanilla and Honey. A delicious fixative. Thanks so much!

from Canada - 3/23/2017

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