Essential Oil Profile: Cistus (Labdanum , Rock Rose)

Essential Oils Profile: Cistus (Labedamum , Rock Rose

Latin Name: Cistus ladaniferus

Family: Cistaceae

Plant Part: Leaves

Method:Distillation

Typical Country: Portugal, Spain

Note/Element: Note:Middle/Base. Elements: Metal

Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, phenol, aldehyde, keytone

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha( Balances): Vata, Pitta

Scent: Sweet,herbaceous, floral overtones, warm, amber

For Skin Type: Dry, mature, sensitive

Cautions: Do Not Use During Pregnancy

Physical Uses: Cuts, slows bleeding in cuts, paper cuts, scars, mature skin, colds, flu,       cough

Mental/Emotional Uses: Nervousness, insomnia, trauma, anxiety, PMS/PMT, adictions,

aromatherapy ‘s “rescue remedy”,soothing, calming, meditative

Other Uses: Combine with Rosa rubiginosa for mature skin, fine lines, scars or

wrinkles, Excellent for perfumes

Blends Well With: Citrus, flowers, resins, woods, geranium, rose, rose geranium

Possible Substitutions: Myrrh(for skin healing), Geranium Rose, (for scent)

 

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level Level,2001-2011.

http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/Rock_Rose_Cistus_Essential_Oil/1119

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent disease. Always consult your physician before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.

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