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Cistus Essential Oil

Cistus ladaniferus Origin: Spain

Cistus Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Cistus ladaniferus and/or Cistus ladanifer

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used


Note Classification



Warm, sweet, dry, rich herbaceous

Largest Producing Countries

Spain, France and the Mediterranean

Traditional Use

Cistus is used in perfumery for its rich aromas.


Antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, emmenagogue, expectorant, tonic

Blends Well With

Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, lavender, juniper, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, vetiver

Of Interest

Besides the steam distilled oil from the leaves and twigs of the cistus plant, you can also find a solvent extracted labdanum absolute from the crude resin of the plant on the market.

Safety Data

Avoid while pregnant.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.