Some say Cistus hydrosol lacks a pleasing aroma. It smells much like Cistus (Rock Rose) essential oil
, only lighter. Warm, sweet, and resinous; we find it strikingly pleasant.
Suzanne Catty notes Cistus Hydrosol as astringent, styptic and cicatrizant, wonderful for helping to heal scars and wounds. Price and Price regard Cistus hydrosol as an antiseptic, antiviral and sedative for inducing deep relaxation. Many find this hydrosol beneficial for anti-aging, anti-wrinkles, plumping skin cells, toning and tightening skin and to refine pores.