Cistus Essential Oil -
Traditionally used for Respiratory Support

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Cistus Essential Oil has traditionally been used for respiratory support and cuts and wounds.

It has soft, fruity smell with honey overtones. I like the smell of the oil, but many don’t! Whether you like the smell or not, it is calming and uplifting oil that stimulates the five senses.

Cistus oil has traditionally been used for cuts and scrapes; and may help to boost immunity.

As a matter of fact, it is in one of my favorite professionally blended oils called ImmuPower that contains oils that support a healthy immune system.

I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!

As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!

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Cistus Essential Oil

What is the Genus Species? Cistus ladanifer. It is commonly referred to as Labdanum, Rose of Sharon or Rock Rose.

Why is this Information Important? There are over 20 species of Cistus. Some of the species are not suitable for therapeutic use, and often times the species are substituted or intertwined.

This is particularly true when a plant such is this is referred to by so many common names. So, it is always best to order essential oil by the common name and the genus species, so you know what you are getting!

What is the Origin of the Plant Name? Cistus comes from a Greek word “kistos” meaning “evergreen shrub” The word ladanifer is derived from “ledon” meaning “dark resin”. Dark resins are where chewing gum came from in ancient times!

Why is this Information so Important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves and branches.

What is the ORAC Value? 3,860 µTE/100g

What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the uses of Cistus, or Rock Rose were first noticed by shepherds thousands of years ago? Yes, sheep and goats grazing in the fields would pick up the gum of the shrub in their coats. The shepherds noticed that cuts and scrapes returned to normal quicker when they rubbed their hands in the gum trying to get it out of the coat!

What are the Plant Properties? Relaxing, immune stimulant, and tonic.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Cistus Essential Oil? Cuts and scrapes; supporting of a healthy immune system.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its soft and fruity aroma is calming and releasing.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Cistus essential oil is spiritual oil and has been used for centuries for meditation. It opens the third eye and oxygenates the brain.

It helps quiet the nerves and may calm the insomniac. It also stimulates the five senses: touch, feeling, hearing, sight and taste.

It will assist those who need to be constant rescuers to the point where they exhaust and drain there own physical and mental well-being.

What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus chakra. Opens the third eye when placed on the forehead and used during meditation.

What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Gold-brown.

How do I Use it?

Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this oil be used for Animals? Yes, but usually use it in one of my favorite professionally blended oils for the immune system, ImmuPower. I have used this blend at the barn for the horses and for my dog.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting best results!

Cistus Essential Oil is approved by the FDA as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL). Possible skin sensitivity.

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.

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Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Cistus or Rose of Sharon was made famous by Salomon in the Song of Salomon (2:1)? Yes, Cistus was referred to in this Section of the Bible.

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