Cistus is a small, sticky shrub native to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves. It is pale yellow-orange with a strong, sweet, dry-herbaceous aroma. Its odor effect is generally perceived as warming and restorative.
Cistus essential oil is used in many skin care blends. Blend with German Chamomile
to treat chronic slow healing skin disorders like psoriasis, lymphatic drainage, eczema, infected and inflamed skin conditions of all sorts. Blend with Green Myrtle, Rosehip Seed and Hazelnut oils for care for aging skin as described by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt in Advanced Aromatherapy