Cistus – An Oil Of Many Names
Cistus oil is steam distilled from the Cistus ladanifer tree originating from the Mediterranean and has a soft, honey-like scent. Cistus has been treasured throughout history: The ancient Egyptians imported the herb and treasured the resin for its distinctive aromatic properties. It is also believed that Cistus may be the small shrub or tree called the “Rose of Sharon” referred to in the Bible.
Its fruity scent is both calming and uplifting. This oil really stimulated the senses – try combining with Sandalwood, Frankincense and Myrrh for meditation!
Did you know …?
Cistus is also known as Labdanum, “rock rose”, and “Lily of the Valley”.