Blue Cypress Essential Oil – 100% pure – Callitris intratropica – is uniquely Australian.
Your Blue Cypress Essential Oil is a little known ancient oil manufactured from sustainably managed Blue Cypress Pine plantations originally planted for their saw logs after the devastating cyclone Tracey which demolished much of the City of Darwin Xmas 1974. Located in the Northern Territory ‘Top End’ of Australia.
These cypress pines do not have the traditional ‘cypress pine’ aroma, but a more subtle, astringent note which has a slightly medicinal under-tone.
Native stands of Blue Cypress trees can be found growing naturally from the Kimberley in Western Australia through to the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory to Cape York in Queensland.
Anecdotally, when the wood of the Australian Cypress pine burns, the smoke repels insects like sandflies, gnats and mosquitoes found in the Australian environment. Australian Aboriginals would crush the leaves, rubbing the sap onto their skin to repel mozzies and other pesty insects. The shavings from the tree has been used for insect sticks.
The Australian Cypress Pine is also known as the Kerosene Tree because of its flammability.
Blue Cypress Essential Oil is one of only two oils available with a crystal clear cobalt blue colour which occurs during steam distillation where guaiazulene forms.
Blue Cypress Essential Oil 100% pure is quite viscous and may be slow to leave the bottle. When Blue Cypress oil is cold it will form tiny crystals. This does not affect the quality of the oil, simply warm the bottle and the crystals will disappear.
Because Blue Cypress oil has relied much on anecdotal benefits used by the Australian Aborigines as an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, it is a useful addition to your outdoor medicine collection. A popular Aromatherapy oil due to its known healing properties.
In order to keep your oil in good condition store below 30° and keep out of the reach of children. Not for ingestion. If pregnant seek advice from your aromatherapist or medical practitioner.
Blue Cypress oil’s major plant chemical compounds are: alpha – pinene, beta-elemene, guaiol, callitrism, borneol, guaiazulene
GC available on request.