Cistus: Cistus ladaniferus (L.)
Why cistus? Reminiscent of the fragrance of an herb garden after a spring rainstorm, this lovely essential oil has a warm, sweet, and dry-herbaceous aroma (similar to Roman chamomile). With a classic amber-like fragrance, cistus aromatherapy essential oil is ideal for perfumery. It is used often in cosmetics and soaps, frequently with lavender.
Quality Assured: Our organic cistus essential oil is sustainably gathered from wild stems and leaves in Spain. Cistus essential oil is steam distilled from fresh stems and leaves of the cistus plant. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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GC and Pesticide Report together in one file:
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to
firstname.lastname@example.org and include the essential oil Latin name and lot number; results include a comparative analysis with ISO and the Pharmacopeia when available.
Benefits: Cistus aromatherapy essential oil is an excellent addition to your bathroom cabinet; it supports normal, clear, and radiant skin.
Regulatory Status: Cistus essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Cistus: Often used in perfumery, cistus aromatherapy essential oil is a fixative, and is frequently used in cosmetics and soaps. It is said to help to hold the fragrance of lavender in soap. Cistus blends well with
cypress Cupressus sempervirens
juniper Juniperus communis
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
INVIGORATING MASSAGE BLEND:
Cistus Cistus ladaniferus oil: 60 drops
Clove Syzygium aromaticum oil: 40 drops
Ravensara Cryptocarya agathophylla (formerly Ravensara aromatica) oil: 40 drops
Add 10 drops to 20 milliliters (400 drops) of sweet almond oil and massage into the chest, back, and soles of the feet twice a day and once before bed.