Botanical Name – Cistus ladaniferus
Uses – Astringent, clearing, purifying. Cistus essential oil is known for its wound-healing abilities. Nourishing for the skin and excellent for mature complexions. Warming for the chest and clearing to the lungs. May help treat eczema and psoriasis. Uplifts the mood and relieves stress. Traditionally used in meditation as it soothes the mind.
Also known as – Labdanum, Rose of Sharon or European Rock Rose.
Caution – Avoid during pregnancy. Possible skin sensitisation.
Aroma – Sweet, herbaceous and musky
Extraction – Steam distillation
Part of Plant – Leaves
Country of Origin – Spain
Chemical Constituents – a-pinene, camphene, p-cymene