Cistus Essential Oil [Rock Rose]

cistus, rock rose



Cistus essential oil, also known as "rock rose,"is known and in use since Biblical times. It has a very pleasant fragrance and helps with breathing problems and coughs. Its fragrant influence is very calming and sedating to the nerves. This oil may be diffused in the air or applied topically to the chest and back, best if diluted with a carrier or massage oil.

Cistus (Cistus ladanifer)

Botanical Family: Cistaceae

Extraction: Steam distilled from branches

Properties: Helps reduce inflammation, kills germs, supports immune function

Uses: Bronchitis, respiratory infections, coughs, wounds; diffuse or apply topically mixed with massage oil

Aromatherapy blending

Cistus oil mixes quite well with the following. Try combining these oils to make some of your own special recipes.

Bergamot
Clary sage
Cypress
Juniper
Lavender
Patchouly
Pine
Sandalwood
Vetiver



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