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Latin name: Cistus ladaniferus
Country of origin: Spain
Part of the plant: Leaves and tops
Obtained by: Steam Distilled
Main biochemical components*: Viridiflorol, p-cymene, camphene, limonene, bornyl acetate, pinocarveol, α-pinene, ledol
Properties: Antiseptic, Anti-microbial, Astringent, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Sedative, Vulnerary


This single essential oil comes diluted and ready to use in a 10ML glass bottle.


Emerald Oils creates Dilutes so that some of our precious essential oils can be enjoyed at a more affordable price. This Cistus (Rose of Sharon) essential oil is a 10% dilution in fractionated coconut oil. (Fractionated Coconut Oil does not go rancid, has no aroma, and is non-greasy.) Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin.


This Cistus (Rose of Sharon)  Dilute comes in a 10ml glass bottle.


Cistus, aka-Rockrose, is considered a rare essential oil, is believed to be the Rose of Sharon of the bible, and grows on Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal. It is said that species of Cistus were widespread and common throughout Gilead and used as a medicine, therefore is it believed that Cistus is what could be the balm of Gilead referred to in Jeremiah 8:22.  (Shepherd's even used cistus for healing the wounds of their sheep!)



I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.  As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 3As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. 4He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Song of Solomon 2:1-4


Why Use

Physical uses: Respiratory cleansing, exces mucus, asthma, bronchitis, inflammation, pain, sore muscles, wound healing, infection prevention.


Skin care uses: Large pores, oily skin, loose skin. 


Psychological uses: Mood boosting, trapped trauma.


*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary.  Emerald Oils offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.




Cistus "Rose of Sharon" (Dilute)

  • Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, have been proven to directly connect to the amygdala and the lymbic system in the brain where the seat of emotions is, as well as enter the blood stream just through smelling., offering mental, emotional and physical healing support. Our Creater YAHWEH is amazing in all His ways! 

    Dry Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. (Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.) OR, dilute with carrier oil and rub into your hands like lotion then cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breathe deeply through your nose, hold for 7 seconds, exhale and repeat. 

    Bath: Mix 4-8 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. (You can also add the essential oil to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream.) Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.

    Bath, Foot: Mix 1-3 drops of essential oil in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. Set aside. Fill a tub (deep enough to cover your feet and ankles) with warm water. Add the essential oil mixture, stir well, and immerse your feet for 10-15 minutes. Breathe in the aroma and massage your feet.

    Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion. Apply to your upper chest and upper back.

    Diffusion: Follow the diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with a therapeutic aroma.
    Easy alternatives when you don’t have a diffuser:
    Place 2-4 drops of essential oil on several cotton balls or tissues; place nearby or tuck into the grate of fan or air vent in your home or car.

    Room Mist: Mix 30-60 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of water in a mister bottle. Shake well before each use and avoid getting the mist into the eyes.

    Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.

    The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.

    For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.

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