Organic Rock Rose Essential Oil
22,00€ VAT included
Cistus ladanifer – Anti-inflammatory
100% Pure and Certified Organic
After collecting plants manually with the help of a sickle, their essential oils are extracted using a stainless steel alembic by means of steam distillation. This process allows the preservation of all the scents and active principles and thereby guarantees the quality of the essential oil.
Distilled part: Aerial part. Cultivation methods: Spontaneous. Origin: Herdade de Vale Côvo, Portugal.
Organic Rock Rose Essential Oil
Organic rock rose essential oil is the gum rockrose, endemic to the Mediterranean basin and it is abundant in the Alentejo and Alvarve mountains. In spring, its flowers add a splash of beautiful white to the landscape. However, it is in the hot summer days that they are manually collected. No less than 1500 kg of plants are necessary to produce just one litre of essential oil! Some drops in a water diffuser have a relaxing effect. This essential oil regulates the nervous system and helps reduce depression, distress, anxiety, stress, nervous shock and nervousness. Since ancient times this plant has been considered the plant of meditation and spirituality.
How to use?
- With a diffuser with water or on wooden balls: Some drops on wooden balls are an excellent moth repellent in wardrobes and drawers.
- Pure: Used pure, it disinfects wounds. Among its many properties it also stops nosebleeds, helps heal wounds, and eliminates acne. It fights against skin fungus and cold sores caused by the herpes virus, and it alleviates the symptoms of psoriasis and dermatitis. If used in gargles (3-4 drops into a glass of warm water) it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It kills the pain caused by gingivitis, as well as by toothache and mouth sores.
- Massage: Diluted in vegetable oil (1-2%, approx. 20-40 drops per 100 ml), it can be used for massage. It favours lymphatic drainage, reduces the abdominal pain of menstruation and strengthens the immune system. It is also used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Natural Cosmetics: Added to creams or lotions, or diluted in vegetable oil it prevents skin ageing and the appearance of skin flabbiness and wrinkles. It also reduces skin marks and scars. Additionally, this essential oil is used in the composition of perfumes or to fix other scents, as well as in the production of soaps and detergents.
What are the recommendations?
It must not be ingested because of its toxicity for the nervous system, liver and kidneys.
What is the cultivation method?
We are certified organic by Ecocert – Portugal (PT-BIO-02). We don’t use chemical products, such as fertilisers and insecticides. Organic farming techniques are used for growing the plants. We create the conditions for our plants to prosper in their natural environment and so the endemic plant species return to their native habitat (permaculture).
What part of the plant is distilled?
In the case of rock rose, the distilled part is the aerial part of the plant, because it is the most vigorous and where the majority of essential oils are concentrated.
What is the origin of our plants?
Our plants come from Herdade de Vale Côvo, Mértola, Portugal. They are harvested by hand with a sickle on the farm itself.
What is the method of distillation?
After manually collecting the plants with the help of a sickle, their essential oils are extracted using a stainless steel alembic by means of steam distillation. This process allows the preservation of all the scents and active principles and thereby guarantees the quality of the essential oil.
Plant from organic farming (PT-BIO-02). ECOCERT, Portugal
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 6 cm|