100% pure Cistus essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of Cistus ladaniferus wild grown in Spain. This is a very therapeutic Cistus with a dry, woody, resinous aroma. Our Cistus Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more and guaranteed to be of the highest therapeutic quality.
ABOUT THE OIL
Also known as 'Rock Rose', Cistus is a small, sticky shrub native to the Mediterranean and Middle East. This yellowish green essential oil is produced by steam distilling the leaves and tops of Cistus naturally cultivated in Spain.
This Cistus oil has a strong, sweet rose top note followed by a dry, herbaceous middle note with menthol and eucalyptus-like undertones. The aroma is generally perceived as warming and restorative. Cistus blends well with Angelica, Cedarwood, Coriander, Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Frankincense, Juniper, Pine, Rose, Lemon and other citrus oils, Neroli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Vetiver.
Traditionally has been used as a skin rejuvenator fighting infected wounds, skin ulcers, bronchitis, coughs, colds and flu; as a fumigant when infectious illness is around, and as an ambient aroma to facilitate meditation. It may be helpful during convalescence or when suffering from nervous exhaustion. As a skin rejuvenator, Cistus is used for its astringent and tightening properties. It is the fastest acting essential oil styptic (stops bleeding) for open wounds and has excellent antiseptic qualities, so is quite useful in first-aid for minor cuts and scrapes.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature