Oil Summary: Organic Cistus oil has a long history of medicinal use such as helping with circulation and the immune system. It is used for in aromatherapy for staph, e. coli, and candida. It is also known for its ability to heal wounds as well as its ability to tone the skin. The aroma of Cistus, also known as Rock Rose, offers a spicy, woody, soothing and strong perfume. It mixes well with Neroli, Lavender, Lemon, Tuberose, Cedar, Jasmine, Helichrysum and Cypress. In Morocco, Cistus leaves were more important for their healing properties than their soothing fragrance. Rubbing the leaves on surface wounds and insect bites provided relief and promoted quick healing. Cistus vapor was also used to clear the respiratory tract and relieve cold and flu symptoms. Organic Cistus essential oil is derived from the highly beneficial leaves of the Rock Rose plant through steam distillation. This oil was also traditionally used for respiratory support as it warms the chest and clears the lungs and is effective against colds and bronchitis. It is known for clearing the respiratory system of excess mucus and blockages. It provides nourishment to the skin and is excellent for mature skin complexions as it offers a significant astringent activity for toning and tightening the skin. That would explain why it is a priceless additive for anti-aging skin regimen. Any inflammation in the body leads to pain. Whether it is a sore throat, sunburn, acne, rosacea, or painful muscles. Cistus essential oil’s anti-inflammatory properties combined with its palliative properties work to soothe any inflammation; kills the pain and helps with quick recovery.
Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus
Plant Origin: Spain
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves
Odor and Color: Fresh, balsamic, woody, herbaceous and slightly spicy/floral and golden yellow color.
Main Constituents: a-Pinene and Camphene
Blends well with: chamomile, cedarwood, lavender, lemon, rose, and other citrus oils.
Contraindication: Skin sensitization is possible if the oil has been allowed to oxidize.