BOTANICAL NAME: cistus ladanifer
PARTS USED: resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: solvent
FRAGRANCE: rich, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic
BLENDS WELL WITH: bergamot, calamus, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, juniper, lavender, lavandin, oakmoss, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, vetiver.
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL USES: mature skin, wrinkles, coughs, bronchitis, colds, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, balsamic, emmenagogue, expectorant, tonic
MAGICAL USES: spirituality, protection, courage.
Antimicrobial: capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microbes.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antitussive: cough suppressant.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Expectorant: a substance used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.