Cistus (Rock Rose) Essential Oil
Cistus (Rock Rose) Essential Oil

Cistus (Rock Rose) Essential Oil

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Cistus ladaniferus syn Cistus ladanifer L., wildcrafted leaves and stems steam distilled, Spain.
Part Number: EOCistus
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Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus syn Cistus ladanifer L.
Country of Origin:  Spain
Cultivation: Wildcrafted
Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: May 2020
Minimum Shelf Life: 4 years
Plant Part: Leaves/Stems
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma:  Rich, warm, sweet, resinous, amber notes
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black SpruceChamomile Blue, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Cypress, Elemi, Helichrysum italicumJuniper Berry Co2, Lavender Bulgarian, Lavender High Altitude, MyrrhNeroli, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Scotch Pine, Vetiver (Haiti)

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.

With slow healing skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, infected and inflamed skin conditions, blend with Chamomile Blue and/or Helichrysum italicum essential oil. Try pairing Cistus with Elemi or Neroli 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. 

Aromatherapy use
: Antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmotic, arthritis, astringent , anxiety, bronchitis, cicatrisant, coughs, colds, depression, rhinitis, neurotonic, mature skin, mucolytic, wrinkles, wounds

General use
: Oil diffusers, potpourri, massage oil, perfume, bath and body skin care, spa treatment oils, wraps, facial masks, skin creams, soaps, creams, lotions, bath oil, candles, incense

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.


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