Cistus Oil Extra (Rockrose)

Cistus Oil Extra (Rockrose)
Country of Origin: France
Botanical Name: Cistus ladaniferus L.
Method of Cultivation: Wild Crafted
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Material Used: leaves & twigs from the ciste labdanum plant

Appearance: Orange brown to dark brown liquid
Odor: Fresh, balsamic, ambered, long lasting
Uses: Perfume, Cosmetic

CAS No: 8016-26-0
Flash Point: (closed cup) 49 degrees C

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Cistus Oil also known as Rock rose or Labdanum is typically from Spain, or also, from France known under the name Cistus (ciste). True Cistus oil has an immense power in its topnote. Producing interesting effects in lavender bouquets, colognes, spicy after shave fragrances, etc.

Historical & Traditional Uses:
The resin was extensively used in Ancient Egypt as a perfume and as incense.
Used in Europe since the middle ages Cistus oil was used in ointments and compresses to treat infected wounds and ulcers. The oil is also used as a fixative in many perfumes.

Personality Profile:
Fischer-Rizzi says that the warm, deep, spicy and soothing scent conveys a warmth that deeply effects the soul. Cistus is recommended for those who feel, after a traumatic event, cold, empty or numb.

Subtle Aromatherapy:
Cistus is recommended as an aid to meditation. Cistus is centering and aids in visualizing spiritual experiences and bringing them to consciousness.

Caution:
EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Do not use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.

Ref:
Perfume & Flavor Material of Natural Origin by Steffen Arctander
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia

Disclaimer:
Information within this site is for educational purposes only. Statements about the product efficacy have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The products mentioned within are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As always, please consult your Medical Doctor for any medical advice or treatment.

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