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Cistus - Labdanum or Rockrose


Pure, Therapeutic Cistus essential oil – also called Labdanum or Rockrose

Botanical name :  Cistus ladaniferus

Extraction method / Source :    Steam distillation / leaf resin

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Plant description :    Botanical family : Cistaceae        Cistus is a perennial flowering shrub found in dry, rocky soils, indigenous to the Mediterranean region.

Regions of Production :    Spain

Growing Practices :    Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Properties :  Antiseptic, euphoric, regenerative,                 Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits : Balancing, helps reduce stress. Healing to the skin, beneficial for chronic or slow healing skin disorders.

Modes of Administration :    Topical :    massage, compress, skin care, lotions, ointments.      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.

Fragrant influences:   Stimulates the senses and elevates the emotions, promotes communication

Safety :  Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding. May irritate sensitive skin.

Blends well with :    Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Galbanum, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


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Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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