Blue Cypress Essential Oil

Adam Michael has this to say “The Callitris genus belongs to the cupressaceae family and includes about a dozen species that grow in the southern hemisphere, chiefly in Australia, and notably in the aboriginal lands such as the Melville Islands. The aroma of blue cypress essential oil is very rich with top notes that are smooth and woody, comparable to the suave woody body of pemou and the soft floral seductive aspects of ylang ylang. This is followed with a floral and earthy infusion, comparable to blue chamomile entwined with helichrysum angustifoliam. Finally I detect very delicate undertones of fruity fig and acacia honey sweetness and all of great tenacity.

Hermitage blue cypress essential oil is produced by steam distilling the heartwood of Callitris intratropica, of a pourable viscosity and contains guaiazulene and chamazulene, both responsible for the ink blue colour of this material. Other key constituents of blue cypress are guaiol, beta eudesmol, alpha eudesmol, gamma eudesmol, dihydrocolumellarin and of columellarin which as a collective account for over 50% of the oil.

Therapeutically and based upon the chemistry this material has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. This material is useful for taking the pain out of insect bites and skin rashes. Photo taken in my garden.”

Botanical Name: Callitris intratropica

Origin: Australia