Costus Root Essential Oil




Costus Root is a large, erect, perennial plant up to 2m high with a thick tapering root and numerous black flowers.


Uses & Benefits:


    • It helps to normalize and strengthen digestion, cleanse the body of toxic accumulations, enhance fertility, and reduce pain.
    • It is also used as incense, as a fixative and fragrance component in cosmetics and perfumes. it is also a hair wash.
    • Costus root oil is basically used for fascinating notes in oriental region perfumes.
    • It is also very helpful in curing worm infections.
    • It is also used as a flavor in the confectionery and drinks.
    • This oil is also used in making various medicines for different ailments such as cough, asthma, dysentery, gas and cholera.


Costus Root Essential Oil Specification:


Botanical Name:   Sassuriea costus
Common name:  Costus oil
Origin:   India
Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled
Parts Used:  Roots
Note Classification:  Middle
Appearance:   Yellow to brownish yellow viscous liquid
Organoleptic Properties:  Extremely tenacious odor
Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.500 – 1.570
Specific Gravity at 20 °C:  0.970 – 1.030
Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
Blends With:  Patchouli, opopanax, ylang ylang, and any oil with oriental and floral fragrances..
Constituents:  Aplotaxene. Costus Acid, Costol, Lactone, Dihydro Costus lactone.


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