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Cistus Essential Oil

  • Cistus ladaniferus
  • Origin: Spain
Cistus Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Cistus ladaniferus and/or Cistus ladanifer

Parts Used


Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Warm, sweet, dry, rich herbaceous


Cistus is used in perfumery for its rich aromas.

Blends Well With

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

Herbal Miscellany

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.


Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.