Cistus Essential Oil is an intriguingly complex, rich balsamic oil that is well suited for use as a fixative in natural perfumery and fragrancing applications. It blends well with a number of other oils especially those in the wood, spice and floral families.
Emotionally, find it to be a highly grounding and balancing oil. Spiritually, can see it being helpful during moments of prayer and meditation.

Cistus Oil can be helpful in times of crisis, trauma and emotional
Cistus is also known as Labdanum or Rock Rose.

Botanical Name

Cistus ladaniferus

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled (Also Available as an Absolute).

Plant Part Typically Used

Flowers and Leaves


Golden Yellow



Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Fresh, balsamic, woody, herbaceous and slightly spicy/floral.

Cistus Essential Oil Uses

Antiseptic, anti-microbial, astringent, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative vulnerary.

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