Cistus (Labdanum, Rock Rose)

The Therapeutic Benefits


Cistus ladaniferus

Physical (BODY)



Helps in healing skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis, infections…)

Toning & Tightening(the skin)

Good for mature skin

Helps with pain

Known for it support the respiratory system

Psychological/emotional (Mind & Spirit)

Soothing, calming

Quiets the mind


Cistus is considered one of the ancient spiritual oils with a history of being used in incense as an aid to meditation and centering. Many authorities believe that Cistus is the “Rose of Sharon” mentioned in the bible.

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                                                                           photos from Fordville gardens



Cistus stimulates the five senses- touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight.

Natural Perfumery

Because its so aromatic, it’s great in perfumes. Natural perfumes (Plant-sourced)

A healthy green alternative, essential oils are known to have therapeutic health benefits.

Used as a perfume fixative.(helps fragrance last longer on the skin)


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