Taking a deep breath can revitalize our bodies and minds. With both a peppery and earthy aroma, Cistus essential oil has long been associated with clearing the respiratory system.
The word Cistus is from the Greek ‘kistos’,and is a flowering plant in the rockrose family Cistaceae. Perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, Cistus can also be found on the Canary Islands.
The paper-thin, beautiful flower is non-fragrant. The essential oil is extracted from the sticky and resinous leaves and stalks through a steam distillation process.
**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**
Botanical Name: Cistus ladanifer
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves/ Stalk
Note: Middle - Base
Synonym: Labdanum, Rock Rose
Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins
Aroma: Peppery, earthy, and spicy
Color: Light Brown
**Euro droppers are not included with 100 ml bottles**
SKIN BALM: To a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Cistus, 2 drop of Carrot Seed, 3 drops of Frankincense (Frereana), 6 drops of Lavender and 4 drops of Helichrysum with 2 teaspoons of Rosehip and fill with Tamanu oil. Apply to dry or damaged areas 2-3 times daily to soothe the skin. (1.7% dilution)
QUICK FIX: Add: 1 drop of Cistus to 1 teaspoon of Rosehip oil. Apply to face, throat and the back of hands to nourish and soothe.
SKIN OVER 30: Mix together: 3 drops of Cistus, 3 drops of Frankincense, 2 drops of Helichrysum and 1 drop of Carrot Seed to 1 ounce of Jojoba oil. Apply to face and neck after cleansing morning and evening.
SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate and smooth the skin, mix together: 6 drops of Cistus, 4 drops of Geranium, 10 drops of Cypress, 6 drops of Tangerine and 10 drops of Frankincense with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower, on wet skin. Scoop out with a spoon and gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body. Rinse away the sugar to leave the oils behind to soothe and tone. Do not get scrub wet to prevent contamination. (1.5% dilution)
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Cistus batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cistus ladanifer. No contamination or adulteration was detected.
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