Cypress Australian Blue Essential Oil
Active Ingredient: Guaiol: 18.5%, Bulnesol: 10.8%
Botanical Name: Callitris intratropica
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Cypress Australian is a slow-growing tree native to Australian. The compact, neat tree, with blue-green foliage reaches heights of 75 feet, and its branches can spread up to 30 feet at the base.
Color: Brilliant blue viscous liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Cypress Australian Blue Essential Oil has been characterized as sweet, balsamic and spicy. It has a very pleasant evergreen aroma that is a wonderful combination of smoky, woody and dry elements. It also has fruity and slightly nutty tones with comparisons to an exotic Cedarwood.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle, Geranium, Cedarwood, Pine, Orange, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, Rose, Jasmine, and Cardamom.
Uses: Essential oils such as Cypress Australian Blue Oil are well known for its moisturizing and soothing skincare properties. Among aromatherapists and manufacturers, this oil is considered very similar to Blue Chamomile. It is also regarded as soothing and relaxing for the nerves without having sedative properties.
Usage Directions: In temperatures below 20 degree Celsius this oil could be in a solid state or could have a slightly thick consistency. We recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, changing the water frequently and once it is back to the liquid state be sure to shake well before use.
History: The Australian Tiwi people knew about the properties of Blue Cypress bark resins for thousands of years, and they used it to protect their skin from the harsh desert climate as well as for stomach upsets. It is now grown in plantations, and is valued for its fragrant wood which is also resistant to termites. In aromatherapy circles, the oil is sometimes referred to as the ABC Essential Oil – for 'Australian Blue Cypress'.
General Information: Sunrise Botanics provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on essential oil uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils Canada, USA and Worldwide.