Cistus Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Cistus ladanifer
Country of Origin:
Spain
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Wild Grown
Overall Profile
Monoterpenes
77.57%
Sesquiterpenes
7.79%
Esters
6.78%
Primary Constituents
alpha pinene
59.46%
camphene
7.08%
bornyl acetate
6.59%
limonene
5.52%
copaene
3.92%
  • 1oz -
    $83.76
  • 4oz -
    $245.28
  • 8oz -
    $487.92
  • 16oz -
    $973.98
  • 16oz -
    $2,019.24
  • Sample -
    $2.50
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Wholesale Pure Cistus Essential Oil

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.

Aromatherapy Notes

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.

Traditional Uses

Traditionally has been used as a skin rejuvenator treating 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 when treating minor cuts and scrapes.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, Hemorrhagic, Stimulant (immune system).

Respiratory System

  • Treats bronchitis and lung infections
  • Quells persistent coughs
  • Develops and maintains healthy lung function

Dermatological

  • Prevents wound infection
  • Encourages cell regeneration (speeds the healing process)
  • Treats inflammation associated with eczema

Psychological

  • Calms the sympathetic nervous system
  • Alleviates depression

Application and Use

Safety

Cistus oil is generally non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant, use under a physicians care.