Cistus Essential Oil
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Plant Origin: Spain
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from branches
Shelf Life: 4 years
Selah oil blends that contain Cistus essential oil:
Uses & Indications
Cistus can be applied to the lymph nodes as a support for the lymphatic system (Schnaubelt, 106).
Cistus can be "used for existing or imminent wrinkles around the eyes (Schnaubelt, 118).
Diminish wrinkles and scars, soothe inflamed skin, antiviral, anti-infectious, chicken pox, measles, whooping cough, sedative, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety, insomnia (Purchon, 49).
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Topical: Apply diluted on bottoms of feet or directly to area of concern.
Ok for children 6+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.
Dilute well before applying.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheek bones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness (2014).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Schnaubelt, Kurt, PhD. Advanced Aromatherapy (1995).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
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