I have not tried this oil yet, so don’t know much about it but it is part of my Essential Rewards order for this month.
As a member, I get wholesale prices on everything and the Essential Rewards program allows me to earn points every month on every order that I can use as cash to get free products. I can use my rewards points every month or let it build up to try bigger items for free or at a discounted price.
I order things every month because I have replaced synthetic and over the counter meds I’d be buying anyway, with oils and supplements from Young Living as part of a health makeover to use all natural remedies as much as possible, in every way. I use Young Living for my makeup and for cleaning too, and have noticed a huge difference in my health and immune system since. My Fibromyalgia pain is now gone thanks to Sulfurzyme!
Anyway, I order every month and try a new oil every month. I schedule my orders for the end of the month once all necessary things are taken care of and out of the way. This month, Cistus is the new oil of choice so I will know what I think about it soon. I am curious about it after researching it though! It is distilled from a flower so I wonder if it has a floral scent? So far, Lavender and Joy are the only oils I have with floral scents and I don’t gravitate toward floral scents as much thus far. I am picky about floral scents so hopefully I’ll like how it smells. However, no matter what, I look at my oils as medicine with many side benefits, so I will use it even if I don’t love the smell because the benefits outweigh my nose’s reaction and there are ways to use the oils in ways without having to keep smelling oils that don’t smell the best…as in, they don’t have to be applied to the skin or in diffusing, to get the benefits from them or they can be applied to the bottom of the feet, instead! LOL So, with that little side note said, let me post the Scientific information on this oil now. 😉 I can’t wait to try it out once it arrives!
Botanical Family: Cistaceae
Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distillation from branches—France, Spain
Chemical Constituents: Monoterpenes (up to 65%): α-pinene (50%), camphene (4%), sabinene, myrcene, phellandrene, limonene, cymene; Alcohols: α-terpineol (>5%), pinocarveol, borneol; Esters: linalyle acetate, bornyl & geranyl acetates (3%), methyl benzoate, phenyl propanoate; Ketones: 2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexanone (2%), fenchone (1%); Aldehydes: benzaldehyde (>3%), neral; Carboxylic Acids.
Properties: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, and tonic.
Common Primary Uses: Sciatica
Folklore: Anciently, cistus was among the first aromatic substances used.
Historical Uses: Used for catarrh, diarrhea, dysentery, and promoting menstruation.
Other Possible Uses: Cistus may help with bleeding (stop), boils, bronchitis, colds, coughs, rhinitis, urinary infections, wounds, and wrinkles.
Body System(s) Affected: Immune System. It may also assist the auto-immune system.
Aromatic Influence: Stimulating to the senses of touch, feeling, sight, and sound. It affects the upper part of the brain. It may also help quiet the nerves, calm the insomniac, and elevate the emotions in meditation.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: Approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA) or Flavoring Agent (FL). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Safety Data: Use with caution during pregnancy.
Blend Classification: Personifier.
Blends With: Bergamot, calamus, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, juniper, lavender, lavandin, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, and vetiver.