November Oil of the Month: Lavender Diva & Cistus - Naturally Blended

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November Oil of the Month: Lavender Diva & Cistus

Our Oil of the Month Club is back with two new amazing essential oils. We have a great new twist on a classic favorite and something brand new for your collection. Let’s take a look at how you can put these oils to work.

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November Oil of the Month: Lavender Diva & Cistus

Cistus

Cistus, also known as Rockrose, is a flowering plant that grows wild all across the Mediterranean. There is only a small, specific region of Southwest Spain where Cistus Essential Oil is extracted. This region is a remote rural landscape with beautiful mountains and a semi-arid climate. Harvest and distillation take place only from June to September and yield this beautiful oil with amazing benefits.

Cistus essential oil has a sweet, musky scent with warm earthy undertones. It has been used since ancient times for its many benefits. Known for its calming properties, Cistus is also beneficial for skin, nourishing and soothing to support a healthy glow. It even helps support healing from scrapes and stings. It’s soon to become a favorite in your skincare DIYs, especially if you have oily skin. You’ll want to dilute it to 1-3% in your favorite carrier oil. This versatile oil is also used in perfumery and incense. Cistus is a rare treat for the essential oil enthusiast who already has everything.

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Some Things to Know

Is it KidSafe? No

Shelf Life: 2-3 years

Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Oils to Blend With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli, Pine, Rose Absolute, Vetiver.

Lavender field

Lavender Diva

Lavender is an incredibly popular oil. It’s the one that many people start with and remains a favorite throughout their essential oil journey. It’s versatile and has so many uses in everything from sleep blends to skincare. Lavender Diva boasts these same benefits, but with its own unique aroma.

Slightly lighter in color than traditional French Lavender and with a sweet floral and slightly herbaceous scent, Lavender Diva is the newest clonal variety of the well-known Lavender in France. The Lavender plants are made by grafting and replanting small seedings, which is very common with Lavender. Lavender Diva was selected for its disease-resistant properties, which once distilled, is why the constituents are slightly different from traditional Lavender.

Lavender Diva essential oil is sweeter and slightly less herbaceous than Lavender, but you absolutely use it as you would any Lavender essential oil. It’s fantastic for soothing the skin and promoting relaxation and sleep. And don’t forget to add it to your favorite natural body products for the classic Lavender scent, but with a slightly sweeter aroma.

*For a printable version, click here.

 

Some Things to Know

Is it KidSafe? Yes

Shelf Life: 3-4 years

Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Oils to Blend With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Pink Grapefruit, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

 

Lavender Diva & Cistus Face Serum DIY

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Blend essential oils and carrier oils together thoroughly. Massage onto face after cleansing.

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6 thoughts on “November Oil of the Month: Lavender Diva & Cistus”

  1. I love the cistus, it worked to heal an ingrown hair that had been plaguing me for several months and in only three applications. It has other uses as well and will be a great addition to my collection. I hope it will be come a permanent addition to The PT line.

  2. I assume this lavender variation is dog safe since other lavenders (Lavandula angustifolia) are pup and pony approved, but what about the Cistus? Is it a dog safe oil?

  3. In the post, it says Cistus is Kidsafe, but it isn’t labeled on the bottle and the fact sheet says it is not Kidsafe. Which is correct?

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