Essential Oils Profile: Cistus (Labedamum , Rock Rose Latin Name: Cistus ladaniferus Family: Cistaceae Plant Part: Leaves Method:Distillation Typical Country: Portugal, Spain Note/Element: Note:Middle/Base. Elements: Metal Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, phenol, aldehyde, keytone Type: Relaxing Ayurvedic Dosha( Balances): Vata, Pitta Scent: Sweet,herbaceous, floral overtones, warm, amber For Skin Type: Dry, mature, sensitive Cautions: Do Not Use During Pregnancy Physical Uses: Cuts, slows bleeding in cuts, paper cuts, scars, mature skin, colds, flu, cough Mental/Emotional Uses: Nervousness, insomnia, trauma, anxiety, PMS/PMT, adictions, aromatherapy 's "rescue remedy",soothing, calming, meditative Other Uses: Combine with Rosa rubiginosa for mature skin, fine lines, scars or wrinkles, Excellent for perfumes Blends Well With: Citrus, flowers, resins, woods, geranium, rose, rose geranium Possible Substitutions: Myrrh(for skin healing), Geranium Rose, (for scent) References: Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level Level,2001-2011. http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/Rock_Rose_Cistus_Essential_Oil/1119 DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent disease. Always consult your physician before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.