Essential Oil Highlight: Rock Rose (Cistus ladaniferus)
Many months ago while "window shopping" on Aromatics International's site, I came across Rock Rose essential oil. I knew Rock Rose was one of the flower essences found in the Bach Rescue Remedy, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it could also be found in an essential oil form. Of course, I bought it immediately and even held off making blends that I thought would benefit from it until the oil arrived.
I never gave much thought to using Rock Rose personally. Then I had a very challenging drama/trauma day. I was so taken by surprise, I didn't know what to do to find balance. Then I remembered Rock Rose and remembered Aromatics saying it's good for shocks and traumas. I added a few drops to my Transcend perfume, and I started settling down which is usually hard for me once I have had a shock. By the end of the day I felt so much better.
Now, anytime that I am feeling a negative emotion, I look for ways to surround myself with this very lovely smelling, protective essential oil. I love Rock Rose and find myself adding it to so many of my blends. And I keep a spritzer bottle of it by my bed to soothe away nightmares.