Cistus Essential Oil, also known as Rock Rose or Labdanum, is steam distilled from the leaves of wild crafted Cistus ladaniferus. There is some confusion, in the industry, about this oil because there are two other oils produced from the plant: an absolute that is solvent extracted from the flowers which is correctly referred to as an absolute, but there is another solvent extracted oil that is produced from the resin which is usually referred to as an essential oil but, is not an essential oil. The resin is processed through solvent extraction, which usually will end up containing residual solvent in the oil. This should not be confused with the actual essential oil, which is steam distilled.
Therapeutic Use: Cistus Essential Oil, Rock Rose / Labdanum, is well known for its meditative effect where it is said to slow the mind for deeper concentration. It is also a very powerful tool in the fight against aging skin where it offers significant astringent activity for toning, and tightening, the skin. In Aromatherapy this oil is used in anti-aging skin care as well as to slow bleeding and is a favorite in these applications.
Fragrance Impact: With its warm, amber, notes Cistus Essential Oil, Rock Rose / Labdanum, is a great addition to perfuming projects where it offers a delicate, dry, floral note with the depth of amber. Perfect for unisex or masculine blends. Also makes a great addition to your oriental perfuming projects.
Skin Care: 0.1 - 0.5%
Body / Hair Care: 0.2 - 1.0%
Spot Treatment: Up to 2.0%
- base note
- warm amber
- combines well with citrus, especially the tangy citrus oils, green notes, woods and resins
- BATH / BODY / SKIN
- PSYCHOLOGICAL / EMOTIONAL
- soothing, calming
||Cistus ladaniferus (Rock Rose) Leaf Oil
||Light Amber / Non-Viscous Liquid
||Characteristic / Warm / Sweet / Amber Like
Caution:: Aromatherapy warns against the use of Cistus during pregnancy.