Derived from the flowering shrub, cistus oil’s dry and woody aroma is also known for being slightly sweet in scent. Cistus oil, steam distilled from the flowers, leaves, and branches of the plant, may:
Instill soothing feelings for one’s entire being**
Assist in meditation**
Promote a sense of calmness and freedom**
What is Cistus?
Commonly referred to as “rock rose,” the cistus plant is a flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean. The shrub’s resin adds a subtle sweetness to this oil’s aroma. Cistus oil has long been used in meditation for its calming and uplifting properties.
Steam distilled from the plant’s flowers, leaves and branches, cistus oil’s woody aroma is dry and slightly sweet.
Cistus Essential Oil
Cistus oil can instill soothing feelings for one’s entire being by promoting a sense of calmness and freedom. This makes it a popular choice for aromatherapy and meditative aid. Its warm scent with subtly sweet hints of resin can promote feelings of reassurance and soothes tension.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement cistus oil’s herbaceous fragrance include: amber, bergamot, carrot seed, carrot root, cedarwood, coriander, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, fir needle, geranium, grapefruit, frankincense, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, spruce, vetiver, and ylang ylang oils.
Piping Rock's pure Cistus Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles.
Cistus Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Cistus Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its woody-sweet scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Cistus Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Cistus Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.