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    Cistus Creticus Resin Absolute, 50% ETH

    Cistus Creticus Resin Absolute, 50% ETH

    CAS: 8016-26-0
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    This is a speciality Fraterworks product. Starting from wild cistus gum gathered by hand in Crete using the ancient ladanisterion tool, we cold extract the pure labdanum heart and then remove 50% of the alcohol leaving us with a classic “Resin Absolute of Cistus Creticus, 50% ETH”.

    Cretan cistus (also known as Cretan Rock Rose or Rockrose) is very similar to the more well-known cistus ladanifer, the source of cistus essential oil, labdanum resinoid and labdanum absolute but it differs in having a richer complex of accent notes. A more radiant resin, cistus creticus has distinct nuances of fine styrax resin, frankincense and herbs.

    We use pure food grade ethanol produced with water from glacial lakes and the lowest temperature possible to extract the resin absolute from the raw gum. This maintains the integrity of the product and respects the heritage and labour of the men of Crete who collect this material in the same way as their ancient forebears.

    Crude Exudate → Steam Distillation → Essential Oil
    Crude Exudate → Non-Ethanol Solvent Extraction → Resinoid
    Crude Exudate → Ethanol Extraction → Resin Absolute of Exudate, 𝓷% [evaporated to 𝓃%]
    Crude Exudate → Ethanol Extraction → Resin Absolute [vacuum distilled to 100%]

    While a resin absolute is often wrongly referred to simply as an "absolute", the correct use of that term within the balsams category is for an alcohol extraction of a previously extracted resinoid (usually produced with hexane or other non-alcohol solvent).

    Resinoid → Alcohol Extraction → Absolute

    Origin: Crete
    Variety: Cistus Creticus
    Part: Raw exudate from foliage
    Harvest Method: Traditional harvesting with a Ladanisterion

    Appearance: Deep brown liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 400 hours on a smelling strip

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA 51: Unrestricted
    IFRA 49: Unrestricted

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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