Master plant: Sempervivum tectorum L.
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
INCI: Sempervivum tectorum
The houseleek is widespread in Central and Southern Europe and grows on stony and chalky soil. The small enduring plant with an appearance similar to a small artichoke or cabbage possesses a dense rosette of succulent juicy leaves, that contain the curing agents.
Characteristics and substances:
Houseleek oil is an extraction oil (mazerat). The active ingredients within the succulent leaves of the houseleek are extracted using high-quality olive or soybean oil. The leaves of the plant contain tanning agents with a high concentration of malic acid, mucilage and alkaloids.
Not intended for consumption!