CO2 Orris root

 14,95 incl. VAT  12,36excl. VAT


CO2 Orris root is a CO2 extract for use in, for example, perfume, cosmetics and air fresheners.


Please read all information below and our general product information before purchase.
Not intended for use in food, vape liquids or other internal use. Intended to be mixed with other fragrances: on its own, the scent can be dull or even unpleasant.
Do not use undiluted on the skin: it is a raw material, not a finished product.


CO2 Orris root has a green woody scent reminiscent of iris and violets. The scent is not particularly strong, so it can be used undiluted. Making a solution of, for example, 25% can still be useful: the product is solid at room temperature. IPM seems to be particularly suitable as a solvent. You mainly use it in wood and iris accords. One usually uses between 0,1% and 10% of this substance in the fragrance composition. It goes well with other green scents and wood scents, but can also be used in red fruit scents. It is still little used because it has not been on the market for very long and is quite expensive. It is mainly a base note in perfumes.

Keep cool, dry, dark and out of the reach of children.


CO2 Orris root is a beige to orange-brown waxy solid at room temperature. The substance has a fairly long shelf life, provided it is kept cool, dry and dark (NOT in the refrigerator).

The extract is made by extracting the rhizome of iris (Iris x germanica L.) in liquefied carbon dioxide. After post-processing, the fragrances remain, the carbon dioxide becomes gaseous again and completely disappears from the extract.
It is a so-called 'select' extract, which means that it mainly contains the fairly volatile substances that are present in the plant. Still more than half of the extract can be non-volatile, the volatile content is at least 38%.

Like any plant extract, this one is also a mixture of various substances. An indication of the composition is the following:
> 25% - Myristic acid
2-5% - cis alpha Irone, gamma Irone

It contains at least 6,5% irones.

Technical details

Density: 1,0


CO2 Orris root is made from vegetable substances and mineral carbon dioxide. It is completely degradable in the environment. Quite a lot of land is required to produce plants for a small amount of extract, but iris can grow on poor soil with little water. Around 400 kg of orris root (better: rhizome) is needed to make 1 kg of extract.


The 1 and 5 gram packaging is made of brown glass with a black cap. The 20 gram packaging is made of aluminium with a white cap. None of these packs are completely filled.


CO2 Orris root is not classified as a hazardous substance. We still recommend careful handling of all substances: keep out of the reach of children.
An allergic reaction to this substance is uncommon, but cannot be ruled out.


Article number: 22106
Dutch name: CO2 Iriswortel
EC number: 285-368-2
EU CAS number: 85085-39-8
CAS number TSCA: 8002-73-1


1 g, 5 g, 20 g