Orris Root Powder
Botanical Name - Iris germanica
Origin - Albania
Flavor Profile - Mild floral flavor. Blends well with lavender, vanilla, and citrus peel.
Cosmetic Usages - Use in body powders and to thicken skin lotions and creams.
Aromatic Usages - Add to potpourri as a fixative. Orris root is also used in perfumery.
Orris root is obtained from a cultivar of iris often called Fleur-de-lis and can take up to five years to dry and age properly, after which the material smells like violet flowers.
Powdered orris root is a common fixative in potpourri and perfumes and is also used to flavor gin. The powdered root is also an ingredient found in natural toothpastes, body powders and in other cosmetics.
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