Synonyms: Rock rose, Cistus landanifer, labdanum
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Morocco
Product Origin: Morocco
Composition: 100% Cistus flower essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Cistus flowers
Active Constituents: Monoterpenes: camphene, pinene
Viscosity: Medium, thickening with age
Color: Clear to pale yellow
About: Cistus has a beautiful scent that is resinous, green and earthy; it is often blended into men’s scents, alluring perfumes, and skin care products. Also known as Rock Rose, the essential oil is steam-distilled from the plant’s small white and yellow flowers. Cistus is an ancient folk remedy, and the essential oil provides support for skin, the respiratory system, muscles and joints.
Common Uses: Cistus essential oil may be applied topically diluted in carrier oil at under 5% for skin care and muscle/joint massage. A few drops may be diffused in an ultrasonic diffuser according to scent preference.
Blending Recommendations: Cistus is resinous and earthy with a scent unlike any other essential oil. It is blended both for personalized aromas and for skin care. The scent intensifies when warmed on the skin, so use a small amount in blending. Cistus is a fixative, causing scents to stay longer after application.
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Safety Information: Not recommended in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Old and oxidized oils may irritate the skin.
Alpha-Pinene + Alpha-Thuyene 13.46%
Bornyl Acetate 13.18%
Contains a total of 187 constituents. All not listed are in concentrations below 1.1%.
Shelf Life: 4 years, less if over-exposed to the air.
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight. Cistus essential oil can be stored in the refrigerator for extended shelf life.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.