Cistus is a fast-growing, perennial shrub found on rocky soil. Its large, paper-thin, rose-like flowers last only a single day and have no fragrance. Cistus essential oil comes from the sticky, resinous leaves and branches and features a sweet almond, cherry-like aroma. Also known as Rock Rose, Sun Rose, Rose of Sharon, and Labdanum, Cistus was used as perfume and incense in Biblical times. For centuries, Cistus has been used during meditation and for holistic practices. Due to its high amount of α-pinene, Cistus essential oil can provide a soothing sensation to the skin and contains surface cleansing properties.
- Apply one to two drops of Cistus oil to the skin for a soothing sensation.
- Combine a few drops of Cistus oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a warming aroma during a comforting massage.
- Diffuse three to four drops of Cistus oil for a refreshing aroma throughout the day.
- Combine five to six drops of Cistus oil with water in a glass spray bottle and use as room mist during meditation.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.
- Provides a rich, sweet, warm aroma
- Creates a tranquil and peaceful environment
- Gives a soothing sensation to the skin
- Contains surface-cleansing properties
Warm, sweet, almond/cherry like
α-pinene, Camphene, Bornyl acetate