The Rock-Rose

Cistus Ladanifier is a group of small shrubs, it’s under the Cistaceae family. This plant is also known by different names like Rock Rose, Labdanum and Rose of Sharon. It stimulates human feeling and you can feel the euphoria purifying your mind and soul. The plant grows around the Mediterranean Seas and there are 31 species of Cistus. Nowadays, Cistus Ladanifier comes from the countries like Morocco, Spain, Portugal and France. Before you start using it’s important to know the authenticity of the oil and it helps you to get rid of any confusion.

Rock-Rose shrubThere are different hybrids of the plant and the average height is 1.5meters. The Flower has five petals and there is a crimson spot at the base of each flower. There are multiple yellow stamens and you can find another variety of white flowers with a smooth texture and there are no white spots.

According to research, the name Cistus is derived from the Greek word ‘Kistos’ and this name was used in ancient Greece. Ladanifier comes from the Greek word ‘ledon’. It’s the dark resin the plant produces and comes up with a pleasant odour. Since biblical times, the plant comes up with its uses. The essential oil extracted from the plant is used for various purposes and it’s also great for human health.

History of Rock Rose Oil

The steam from the flowers and leaves of Cistus Ladanifier is distilled and the oil is extracted from the plant. The shepherds of ancient times discovered the resin of Rock Rose produces and they explored it and gradually they came to know about it’s beneficial properties. So, they started using it in various ways and it helped to treat serious skin and health conditions.

Egyptians from the historic times used this resin in perfumes and it was widely used in different royal ceremonies. The nice aroma makes any event special and you would enjoy the peace that takes you to a different world. People in Central Asia have also used this resin to treat certain wounds, ulcers, dysentery and diarrhea.


Our Aroma-Valley oils infused with the resin as well, our hair and beard oils have a higher concentration of the resin that’s why is darker in color, while Aroma-Valley body and face oils are more golden in color with lighter concentration of resin.

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The plant features dark green leaves and the undersides are light green. The plant is covered with a sticky substance and you can feel a nice scent that helps you to explore the plant in a new way. This plant is widely used to produce perfumes and you would simply love the aroma.

Other Features of Cistus Ladanifier

The plant comes up with a self-seeding ability. Simply, you can cut a portion from the mother plant and it would start growing in a new type of soil. And the plant grows well and you won’t face any pesticide problem. So, there is no need to use any pesticide and you can grow the plant free from any worries. However, you must take care of the root and other issues ensuring that you can handle the plant as you want.

Still, if you face any problems, it’s good to consult with a gardening expert who gives you the right suggestions. Make sure that the expert has ample experience and thus you can thus handle the issues confidently. Gradually, the plant would grow and you can use the flower for different purposes. Once you propagate the plant you can explore the uses in real-time.


In our Aroma-Valley products we use natural wild grown Rock-Rose bushes which we collect right at our farm and produce our oils and teas in our facilities 50 meters from where they are grown.



Uses of Cistus Ladanifier

Rock-Rose oil feature a light yellow colour and the sweet scent brings in the ultimate pleasure. Here are some of the uses of Cistus Ladanifier:

  • The beautiful flowers can be used as ornaments to improve your overall look.
  • Rockrose scent comes up with an amazing scent and it brings in the heavenly feel.
  • The leaves are used to extract the fragrant oleoresin and the labdanum brings in the breath-taking aroma.
  • This plant is also used to extract essential oil and it’s highly used in the perfume industry.
  • Cistus Ladanifier also has therapeutic properties and here is a brief view of the useful components:
  1. Limonene
  2. Camphene
  • A-pinene
  1. Y-terpinene
  2. P-cymene
  3. Viridiflorol
  • Bornyl acetate
  • Trans-pinocarveol
  • The breath-taking aroma of fruits and honey makes you feel good and you can how it improves your emotions. Thus, you can perform better and it helps you to achieve success in real-time.

So, you get a clear view of the uses of the plant and the nice perfume takes you to real heaven. The flowers feature an exotic touch and you would simply feel good to explore the beautiful look.

Uses of Cistus Essential Oil

Since historic times, Cistus Ladanifier or Rock Rose is being used as a popular wound healer and it’s widely used to get rid of skin acne. It removes the excess oil from your skin and thus you can now explore healthy and clear skin. Hence, you can feel confident that helps you to go ahead exploring life in a new way. It comes up with excellent healing and calming properties due to which you can get instant relief from extreme pain. Also, it has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and sedative effects that make it one of the most useful plants all over the globe.

Here are some of the uses of Rock-Rose essential oil:

  • Rock-Rose essential oil helps to fight skin aging and thus you can explore healthy and glowing skin. It tightens your skin and helps you to improve your skin tone. Rock Rose oil rejuvenates your skin and helps you to explore the identity hidden deep inside your soul. Mix the oil with a light moisturizer and you can apply it gently on your skin. It helps in reducing wrinkles on your skin and the oil contracts the epidermis of your skin leaving a smooth texture.
  • Rock-Rose oil also works well to remove skin tan. The scorching heat of the sun damages your skin and the oil helps you to get rid of the dark patches. The oil penetrates deep into the epidermis of your skin and calms the nerves. Thus, your skin becomes brighter and you would get a clear idea of how Cistus oil works.
  • The essential oil helps in healing urinary tract infections and you can now lead a better way of life. You can thus avoid any wound getting infected due to any pathogen attack. It has been proven that Rock-Rose has the properties to fight against Candida, Staph and E.Coli. Also, it slows the bleeding from any wound and thus you won’t suffer from extreme blood loss. Our Aroma-Valley face & body oils are made exactly for those purposes.
  • Suffering from extreme arthritis pain? You can use Rock-Rose oil that gives you relief from the pain and discomfort. After using the oil it’s good to take a warm bath that even enhances the soothing effect.
  • Also, it helps you to get rid of the intestinal pain that gives you the confidence to go ahead in life. This works well for menstrual pain, cystitis etc.
  • This essential oil improves the mood and thus you can carry out all daily works freely. It heals your nervous system and you can thus comprehend the true importance of the Rock-Rose oil. It calms down your nerves and thus you can feel the ultimate pleasure.
  • In ancient times, Rock Rose was highly used in different spiritual occurring. The nice aroma of the herb brings in the ultimate peace and you can feel the touch of heavenly pleasure. It helps in meditation and you can get rid of stress and anxiety. You can use the scent through a diffuser and it’s easy to spread at every corner of your home.
  • It’s used to treat inflammation of lymph glands and it soothes the pain. It improves lymph drainage and thus reduces skin acne. If you are suffering from delayed menstruation Cistus oil helps in real-time and you can get rid of the menstruation complications.
  • It can be fused with German Chamomile CO2 and it heals certain skin disorders and you can restore the original look of your skin. Hence, you can get rid of the inflamed skin that helps you to regain self-confidence. You can also blend it with other oils to get excellent results. So, you can easily get rid of eczema, scars, psoriasis and other skin problems. In this way, you can improve the quality of your skin and it helps you to reduce skin irritation. Simply, you have to message the blended oil on the affected skin and you can see the results in a few days.
  • This oil mixed with a few drops of carrier oil helps in improving breathing and thus you can fight certain infections giving rise to serious health issues. It helps you to fight bronchial infections and other upper respiratory problems and you can now improve your overall health.
  • It improves blood circulation that brings in a feeling of goodness. It promotes your overall health and you can thus learn how this oil helps you to explore better health.
  • You can apply the oil topically to heal joint pains and you can get rid of the inflammation due to rheumatoid or other types of arthritis.
  • Facing serious autoimmune issues? You can add the oil inside a humidifier and it would improve the quality of air. You can even apply a few drops of oil to your feet and you can feel the soothing touch.
  • Are you suffering from emotional pain and discomfort? This Rock-Rose oil helps you to feel relieved and you can live life once again. You can get rid of the trauma due to extreme emotions and it gives you the poise to move on.

So, you can now learn how Rock-Rose oil brings in better solutions helping you to enjoy a life free from any worries. It’s good to consult with an expert who would help you to learn the uses in real-time.


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Precautions to Take

Cistus Ladanifier can be used in different ways externally but make sure that you never use it internally as an oil but can be used as a tea, we at Aroma-Valley created several blends that focusing on extracting the most potential from the herbs and teas.



But if you have used it in the wrong way, you must consult your doctor immediately to avoid any further difficulties. And if you want to use it on sensitive skin it’s good to add some water diluting the concentration of the oil. It helps you to avoid irritation on your skin and you can get the best results. If you are suffering from any underlying disease or if you are pregnant, it’s good to consult with your physician before using Cistus Ladanifier oil. So, you can explore better health and it brings in the positive aspects as you want.

How to store Rock Rose oil?

Want to store the Rock Rose oil? Once you get the Genuine Rock Rose oil you need to store it in an air-tight container. Next, store it in a cool and dark space and you can use it freely. In this way, you can store it for 3-4 years and you can now use Rock Rose oil in the right way. It’s time to get familiar with the true benefits comprehending how Cistus Ladanifier helps you to stay away from certain health conditions.