HIGH ALTITUDE NATURALS™ Orris Root absolute essential oil is extracted from the Iris pallida plant, also known as Iris Germanic, Iris Florentine and Iris pallid, Iris, and Flag Iris.
Orris root exhibits a beautiful flowery violet-like fragrance. Orros root is important in western herbal medicine, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, and used mainly as a fixative and base note in perfumery and potpourri, as well as an ingredient in many brands of gin (perhaps most famously in Bombay Sapphire gin).
The extraction process to obtain Orris Root oil is very slow and time consuming. A ton or roots of Orris can produce only two kgs of oil.
Orris Root oil is considered to have a positive effect on the moisture content and elasticity of the skin. Mildly refreshing and astringent, it regulates moisture exchange in the skin which helps the skin to rid itself of toxins.
It is believed that Orris root can be used to find and hold love. Orris Root oil blends best with fixed oils and works excellently in solid perfumes.