Cistus Essential Oil 1/2 oz (15 ml) Dropper Bottle
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Cistus 100% Pure Essential Oil - Labdanum Oil, 1/2 fl oz (15 mL) Dropper Bottle

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Piping Rock Cistus Essential Oil

Native to the Mediterranean, cistus is a flowering shrub also commonly known as "rock rose," due to its ability to thrive in poor-quality soil. The plant produces eye-catching wide blooms, which are used to create cistus essential oil, along with its branches and leaves. The shrub secretes a resin that imparts its signature scent, which is a dry, warm and herbaceous aroma. 

Plant Part Used

Flowers, leaves and branches

Extraction Method

Steam distillation


Strong. Dry and woody with a subltly sweet resin.

Cistus Essential Oil Benefits

Reassuring. Helps soothe occasional tension and mental exhaustion. Assists with meditation. Helps release pent-up emotions, promoting feelings of freedom and "moving on."

Blends Well With

Amber, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Carrot Root, Cedarwood, Coriander, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir Needle, Geranium, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Spruce, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

History of Cistus

Sometimes thought to be the elusive Rose of Sharon of lore, cistus is most readily known as a member of the rock-rose family, a name it garnered because of its ability to grown in arid, stony ground. Traditionally, cistus has been used for a variety of applications. Its fragrance is resinous with hints of fruit and honey, making for a comforting aroma that can ease troubled minds.

Using Cistus Essential Oil

All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!

Your Heart is a Flower

Open your heart, let it bloom, and radiate positive energy as you invite love in.

6 drops Cistus Essential Oil
3 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
3 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
2 drops Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Geranium Essential Oil

Our Little Secret Skin Serum

Make your own anti-aging skin serum with nature’s best rejuvenating botanical oils!

1 ounce Jojoba Carrier Oil
4 drops Cistus Essential Oil
4 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
2 drops Neroli Essential Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Aromatherapy Uses

Bath & Shower

Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.


8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.


Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.

DIY Projects

This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!

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