ROOM FRAGRANCE: Use a few drops in room diffusers, oil burners.
INHALATION: Use a few drops in a vaporizer for spasmodic coughs and nasal or bronchial congestion. You can also put a few drops in hot boiling water and inhale the vapors. (Do NOT drink).
BATHS: Blend with other intellectually stimulating oils such as chamomile, lavender, rosewood, cedarwood, juniper, lemon, petitgrain, sandalwood or vetiver.
MASSAGE: Use in massage with a carrier oil. Cistus is known to help reduce inflammation.
Because I often combine oils for pain management it took a while before I understood the extent to which this reduces inflammation. Cistus kicks all of my pain relief blends up a notch and now one I consistently recommend. This has a pleasantly sweet but complex balsamic aroma that simultaneously calms and uplifts.