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%
  • 4oz -
    $265.72
  • 8oz -
    $504.18
  • 16oz -
    $957.75
  • 16oz -
    $1,783.66
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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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.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Aromatherapy Book: Applications and Inhalations1:

  • Used as a diuretic for urinary tract infections
  • Used on wounds for its “drying effect”
  • Stimulating to the senses

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy2:

  • Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative
  • Recommended for treating acne or oily skin due to its astringent properties
  • Centering qualities aid in meditation and spiritual connection
  • Its soothing scent “conveys a warmth that deeply affects the soul”

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.

References

1 Rose, Jeanne. The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations. North Atlantic Books, 2013.

2 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.