Cistus essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowering plant, Cistus ladaniferus. A member of the “rock-rose” family of flowering plants, for its’ preference of growing in dry rocky soils in the Mediterranean region; its’ leaves are coated in a sticky resin called labdanum or laudanum. It is these leaves and the stalk, not the flowers, from which the essential oil is extracted. Most commonly used in perfumery, it blends well with many other oils and is a very good base. In aromatherapy practices, it is used to help one deal with trauma or emotional pain, as well as helping to clear up the respiratory system.
Odor and Appearance: A golden yellow with a mild aroma that is herbaceous, peppery, and slightly floral.
Country of Origin : Spain
Botanical name : Cistus ladaniferus
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
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