aka Costus Root Oil, Mu Xiang Essential Oil, Saussurea Costus Root Oil, Saussurea Lappa Root Oil

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Costus Root Essential Oil Saussurea costus Pure Organic Bulk Wholesale

Saussurea costus


  • CAS Number: 8023-88-9 ; 90106-55-1
  • FEMA Number: 2336
  • EINECS Number: 290-278-1
  • Product Code:: PEO1057
  • INCI Name: Saussurea Lappa (Costus) Root Oil
    Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch.
    Saussurea lappa (Decne.) Sch.Bip.
    Dolomiaea costus (Falc.) Kasana & A.K.Pandey
    Kuth, Kushta, Mu Xiang
    Steam Distilled Essential Oil
    Base Note
250 g (8.82 oz): 44% OFF
$96.90 $54.26
500 g (17.64 oz): 50% OFF
$190.00 $95.00
1 kg (2.20 lb): 54%OFF
$372.50 $171.35
2 kg (4.41 lb): 56% OFF
$730.10 $321.20
5 kg (11.02 lb): 58% OFF
$1788.10 $751.00
10 kg (22.04 lb): 60% OFF
$3502.00 $1400.80

Our organically crafted Costus Root Oil is steam distilled from the sustainably harvested roots of Saussurea costus, growing in the Himalayan mountain ranges of India. Also popularly known as Mu Xiang Oil, Costus Oil has an extremely tenacious warm animalic earthy odour reminiscent of old precious wood, often times compared to the aroma of wet dog. However, expert perfumers use the fine tenacity and superb fixative of this quirky essential oil to bring a natural body to perfumes.


As an ingredient in skincare products, Costus Root Oil is known to be a deeply hydrating moisturizer that firms, tightens, and protects skin against the harsh effects of environmental stressors, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and exhibiting anti-aging properties. It soothes skin discomforts such as itchiness and symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments. Due to its natural healing and anti-septic properties, Costus Root Essential Oil can be used as an organic ointment that can be put on cuts, scraps, and scratches to facilitate the healing of wounds by eliminating and preventing the growth of harmful bacteria.

Emotionally and energetically, Saussurea Costus Oil can be used to elevate the spiritual ambience as well as inspiration while meditating. It is reputed to have anti-depressant properties that not only address negative feelings, but also promotes positive feelings of cheerfulness and optimism, thus uplifting the mood.


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Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle certify that Costus Root Essential Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

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Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Costus Root Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

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TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Costus Root Essential Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.

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Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Costus Root Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Costus Root Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Nature In Bottle also declares that Costus Root Essential Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide

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Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Costus Root Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

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Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Costus Root Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

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Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Costus Root Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Costus Root Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

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REACH Conformance

Nature In Bottle declare that Costus Root Essential Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Furthermore, Costus Root Essential Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.

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Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Costus Root Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

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Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Costus Root Essential Oil.

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Sustainable natural ingredients, backed by science



Not all essential oils are created equally. We never knowingly compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices. Through our rigorous process of selecting suppliers and unwavering commitment to stringent quality testing, we guarantee every product we sell is 100% pure and authentic.



We only offer products that are certified organic, wildcrafted in their natural habitat, or grown using organic practices in cases where organic certification is unavailable or impractical. We rely on our relationships with the distiller/supplier and knowledge of their good practices to ensure that the product is free from pesticides and adulteration.



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