Botanical Name - Cistus ladaniferus
Caution - Avoid during pregnancy. Possible skin sensitisation.
Aroma - Sweet, herbaceous and musky
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Leaves
Country of Origin - Spain
Chemical Constituents - a-pinene, camphene, p-cymene
Uses - Astringent, clearing, purifying. Cistus essential oil is known for its wound healing abilities. Nourishing for the skin and excellent for mature complexions. Warming for the chest and clearing to the lungs. May help treat eczema and psoriasis. Uplifts the mood and relieves stress. Traditionally used in meditation as it soothes the mind.
*Also known as Labdanum or European Rock Rose.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.