Our Cistus essential oil, also known as Rock Rose, comes from steam distilled stems and leaves of Cistus ladaniferus. Other products from this plant are Labdanum Absolute
from solvent extracted resin and Cistus Absolute
from solvent extracted flowering tops. Depending on the extraction method the volatile constituents that determine aroma-therapeutic quality will vary greatly as will aroma. Our current batch is nothing short of phenomenal, as evidenced below in the main constituents by GCMS. For aromatherapy purposes we recommend this premium quality Cistus essential oil from traditional method steam distilled fresh stems and leaves.
Current Batch - May 2020 (Main Constituents by GCMS)
- alpha-Pinene 42.37%
- Bornyl acetate 9.95%
- Camphene 6.86%
- para-Cymene 5.36%
- Limonene 2.80%
- Viriflorene 2.45%
- gamma-Terpinene 2.26
- trans-Pinocarveol 1.73%
- Viridiflorol 1.42%
Cistus essential oil, known for its remarkable wound healing abilities, is also prized for its meditative effect where it is said to slow the mind of clutter to allow for centering and deeper concentration. Cistus is a very powerful oil to use with aging skin whereby it offers considerable astringent activity for toning and tightening. In aromatherapy Cistus is widely used in anti-aging skin care, an anti-inflammatory for arthritis and painful joints, and anti-spasmotic for menstrual related issues.
In natural perfume our Cistus essential oil adds a sweet, warm, comforting amber-like aroma that also serves as an excellent base note fixative in accords.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.