Our Cistus essential oil, also known as Rock Rose, comes from steam distilled flowering tops and leaves of Cistus ladaniferus. Other products from this plant are Labdanum absolute from solvent extracted resin and Cistus essential oil from steam distilled resin. Depending on the extraction method the volatile constituents that determine aroma-therapeutic quality will vary greatly between the three, as will aroma. For aromatherapy purposes we recommend this premium quality Cistus essential oil from traditional method steam distilled fresh stems and leaves.
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.
With slow healing skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, infected and inflamed skin conditions, blend with Chamomile Blue
. Try pairing Cistus with Elemi
in a base of Rose Hip oil
for a remarkable anti-aging facial oil! In facial blends we recommend using 1-2% essential oil; see our Dilution Chart
for more info.
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 report of Cistus essential oil available. Select option during checkout to include it with your order.