Rock Rose (Cistus) Essential Oil
Note: due to the pandemic and the 2020 climate, harvesting a fresh batch of Cistus has been challenging. Please know that our current batch is from 2016 with an approximate shelf life of 5 years. We will continue to offer the 2016 batch until a new one arrives. Thank you for your understanding.
Rock Rose (Cistus ladanifer/ladaniferus) essential oil (also commonly called "Cistus") comes from a resin within the leaves and twigs of the Cistus ladanifer plant. The aroma is quite unique and loved by many. Rock Rose is great for small cuts as it is hemostatic (stops bleeding). Rock Rose is well known for its wound healing abilities along with being a great antibacterial, anti-infectious, astringent, and immune boosting essential oil. Rock Rose may also be helpful for hemorrhoids and bloody noses. Besides having wonderful therapeutic benefits Rock Rose is also well known for its emotional and energetic properties as well. Rock Rose is used for those who are in shock or have been through any kind of traumatic event. Rock Rose may also be used to help “heal a heart” after it has been though a great deal of stress or worry.
Chemistry: a-pinene (33.05%), camphene (7.45%), 2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexanone (4.81%), bornyl acetate (3.6%), trans-pinocarveol (3.57%), viridiflorol (3.31%), p-cymene (2.26%)
Latin Name: Cistus ladanifer/ladaniferus
Botanical Family: Cistaceae
Cultivation: Portugal, Wildcrafted
Plant Part: Flowers, leaves, stems
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
Aroma: very sweet, floral
Properties: analgesic, cicatrisant, mucolytic, immunostimulant
Steam Distilled: July 2016
Shelf Life: 5 years (approx.)
For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as desired.
Rock Rose is used for those who are in shock or have been through any kind of traumatic event. Rock Rose may also be used to help “heal a heart” after it has been though a great deal of stress or worry.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.