As you may have surmised from the name of my company, Rock Rose (Cistus ladaniferus)essential oils is one of my favorites – and for so many reasons! Rock Rose, steam distilled from leaves, has a truly unique aroma. I would best describe the scent as earthy, sweet, herbaceous, and slightly smoky, but you truly need to smell for yourself to appreciate the rich layers and unique nuances of this oil.
From a therapeutic standpoint, Rock Rose offers some powerful benefits. It is well known for its wound healing, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Historically, Rock Rose has been used since the Middle Ages in Europe to aid in wound healing. Rock Rose can also frequently assist with chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. In addition, it has calming, sedative, and immune stimulating capabilities.
Energetically, this essential oil may support balancing of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th chakras. I love combing Rock Rose with other essential oils to assist with balancing.
Although Rock Rose essential oil may be new to you, it is definitely one you should try and maybe even add to your oil collection.