Monday, June 25

Yesterday's Essential Oils

Lately I have an affinity for the oil cistus, also called rock rose and labdanum. It is a floral oil, yet warm and a bit spicy. While it's a precious oil, I buy it diluted in jojoba oil from Nature's Gift so it becomes affordable. Zeck recommends cistus for shock. Its warming quality has an affinity with a great range of states. It satisfies my desire lately for a the fullness of a floral oil, yet it's lively, deep, earthy, wise and mischevious. It reconnects me with myself, and with a sense of adventure.

And in particular, the scent reminds me of my parents' house on Cape Cod on hot summer days, when the sun seems to focus its heat on the sand.