About Cistus Essential Oil
Cistus, also known as Rock rose, is a resinous and extremely fragrant bush that grows in the wild throughout the Mediterranean region. The essential oil of cistus offers a beautiful, sweet, herbaceous aroma to perfume and aromatherapy blends.
How to Use Cistus Essential Oil
- Use in 1% dilution with body or massage oils.
- Inhale (direct palm inhalation) cistus oil to uplift and inspire.
- Diffuse cistus oil for its meditative quality.
- Use in unscented cream or gel for skin care.
Cistus Essential Oil Recipes
- Soothing to the Mind: 6 drops cistus, 3 drops sandalwood essential oil, and 7 drops frankincense essential oil.
- Skin Care (Mature Skin): 7 drops Cistus, 4 drops helichrysum essential oil, 4 drops frankincense-myrrh co-distillation and 2 drops chamomile essential oil in 1 oz rosehip seed essential oil and 1 oz of rose infused marula oil.
Interesting Cistus Essential Oil Information
Cistus is a distinct essential oil derived from labdanum, which is extracted from the resin or gum exudate of the same plant. Cistus grows in Spain, Portugal, France, Sicily, Greece, Algeria, and Morocco.
Safety Considerations for Cistus Essential Oil
Avoid use during pregnancy. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any disease or health condition. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Aromatic Profile and Blending Information of Cistus Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Odor: Strongly herbaceous with sweet, honey-like undertones
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus
- Family: Cistaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Cistus Essential Oil
- Origin: Corsica
- Method of Extraction: Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Leaves and stems
- Color: Orange
- Consistency: Viscous
- Yield: 0.2% - 0.3%
- Bottle Size: 1 Dram (3.75 mL)