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Organic Cistus

Organic Cistus

Cisrus ladaniferus

Botanical Properties

This Mediterranean shrub has white or pink flowers, depending on the species. These flowers have petals that look crumpled and wrinkled. Cistus is a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the Cistaceae family. It prefers dry, calcareous, or silica soils, which accounts for its widespread presence throughout Mediterranean landscapes. Cistus essential oil is extracted from a resin that its plants secrete, called labdanum.

Origin and history

The origins of the cistus plant probably lie in Asia Minor, as the ancient Egyptians used to use Cistus ladaniferus as an active ingredient in medicinal balms and ointments. It has been studied and cultivated for its scent ever since the Antiquity, when its labdanum was used during incense rituals.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid, fluid

Colour: yellow, orange

Odour: woody, spicy, resinous

Distilled parts: leafy branches

Country of origin: Spain

Density: 0.897


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: alpha-Pinene (38.82%), Ledene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Our organic cistus essential oil is

  • antiviral
  • anti-infective
  • antibacterial
  • healing
  • nervous system regulating
  • immunoprotective
  • antihemorrhagic agent

 Cistus is also:

  • antifungal
  • anti-edemic
  • antispasmodic
  • antiparasitic


This powerful healing and antihemorrhagic agent can be applied to cuts, grazes and scars; its action on such locations is further reinforced by its major hemostatic properties. It is prescribed to deal with autoimmune diseases (sclerosis) and viruses (chickenpox, measles, whooping cough), but also to help win the battle against insomnia. When used in combination with your day cream, it proves to be a great anti-wrinkle agent, due to its toxin draining properties. Cistus can also be useful when dealing with psychological scarring and trauma.



Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops of organic cistus essential oil twice a day, mixed with a little honey, syrup, or a lozenge: this will help wounds to heal.

On the skin:

Apply 2 drops of cistus essential oil to the area of concern, such as areas of noticeable skin ageing or cuts etc.

By diffusion:

Cistus will act as an antidepressant whilst helping rebalance one’s psyche when diffused into the atmosphere.

Possible synergies

Healing: Rosemary with verbenone

Antiviral: Niaouli

Energetic values and synergies

Linked to both the Svadhisthana and Sahasrara chakras, the cistus plant is hereby associated with the colours orange and magenta.

A malfunctioning Svadhisthama chakra can lead to jealousy, anorexia, and frigidity. Cistus essential oil will aid the revelation of your true inner self and the warmth of your soul. It allows for the development of spiritual practices and mediumship.

In synergy: Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Petitgrain, Bergamot Svadhisthama chakra blend: Mix 20 drops of cistus essential oil and 20 drops of ylang ylang oil with 40ml of apricot kernel oil, and massage the stomach thoroughly with the mix, starting from the navel.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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