Cistus Essential Oil, Rose of Sharon


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It is used for hemorrhages and arthritis among other things. The fragrance is calming to the nerves and elevates the emotions. A biblical oil. Apply on location and vitaflex points, directly inhale or diffuse.

Name: Cistus essential oil, Spain
Species: Cistus ladaniferus (L.) var. maculatus Dun (C.ladanifer L.), fam.Cistaceae
Part: Leaves/Stalk
Country: Spain

Cistus is also known as “rock rose” or “rose of sharon” and has been studied for its effects on the regeneration of cells.

This oil is antiviral, antibacterial, antihemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, supports the sympathetic nervous system and is an immune stimulant.

"Used historically as a perfume and to elevate mood, Rose of Sharon is used today as an antiseptic, immune enhancer, and for calming the nerves." taken from The Maker's Diet, by Jordan S. Rubin

Cistus oil, Spain, has a strong long-lasting warm and sweet ambra-like aroma. The spicy-animal notes are attractive in oriental perfume bases.

Safety: Generally considered safe.
Color: Sticky Dark Brown
Strength of Aroma: Strong
CAUTION: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

Medical Properties: Anti-infectious, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antihemorrhagic, Anti-inflammatory, supports sympathetic nervous system, and is an immune stimulant.

Traditional Uses: Shepherds in Biblical times frequently used Rose of Sharon for cuts and wounds.

Other Uses: Bronchitis, respiratory infections, coughs, rhinitis, urinary tract infections, wounds and wrinkles. It also may help with hemorrhages, arthritis, and is known for elevating the emotions and is calming to the nerves. It helps reduce inflammation and is an neurotonic for the sympathetic nervous system.

Application: Diffuse, directly inhale, or apply 2 to 4 drops on location.

Note: Research has been done for its effects on the regeneration of cells. Known to be calming to the nerves and elevates the emotions.


1. For arthritis, apply 1-2 drops of Rose of Sharon to affected area.

2. Diffuse Rose of Sharon essential oil or apply to the soles of your feet for autoimmune challenges.

3. Apply neat or diluted with carrier oil for inflammation.

4. Stuffy nose? Try rubbing a drop or two of Rose of Sharon oil on hands, cup over nose and inhale deeply.

5. Mix Rose of Sharon with olive oil and apply to the face for wrinkles.

6. Apply 4 to 5 drops of Rose of Sharon oil to the spine to help with infection.

7. For bronchitis, dilute several drops of Cistus (Rose of Sharon) essential oil with carrier oil and apply to the chest area.

8. To help strengthen and support the immune system, apply 2-3 drops to the soles of your feet daily.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:34

Hebrew Word: Strongs #7827 shecheleth {shekh-ay'-leth} Meaning: 1) onycha 1a) an ingredient used in the holy incense Origin: apparently from the same as 07826 through some obscure idea, perhaps that of peeling off by concussion of sound.

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