Our Rock Rose essential oil, also known as Cistus, is a steam distilled oil derived from wildcrafted leaves of the Cistus ladaniferus plant in Spain. Labdanum absolute is produced from the resin of this same plant by solvent extraction.
Steam distilled Rockrose oil has a powerful wild amber aroma with warm balsamic quality. Reminiscent of ambergris, the essential oil has hints of vanilla, leather and animalic undertone. Valued in natural perfumery as a tenacious base note that can be utilized to prolong the aromas of other materials. A light yellow colored essential oil that also has usefulness in skin health and topical aromatherapy.
Noted by essential oil researchers for its array of sesquiterpenes that show effectiveness in skincare. Rock Rose is verified to be traditionally used in this manner for hundreds of years.