White Cypress Essential Oil – Callitris glaucophylla – is a little known Australian essential oil however Australia’s hidden beauty. This oil is gathering popularity as it becomes better known with increased promotion and use.
White Cypress trees are found growing wild in the Australian bush and on farms in the drier regions across the states from New South Wales to the Top End of Australia.
White Cypress Essential Oil is from the Callitris family and is known to have similar benefits as that of it’s more widely known cousin, Blue Cypress.
Anecdotally there is mentioned this oil can be used in reducing external fungal irritations if applied sparingly with a carrier oil like Sweet Almond.
This essential oil can also act as a preventative for pesty insects as used by the Aboriginals many years ago by crushing the leaves of this tree and rubbing the liquid onto their bodies.
White Cypress essential oil is a lighter coloured oil with a slightly woody/medicinal aroma.
With the lessening supply of Blue cypress on the market, the public will become better acquainted with this essential oil as it becomes more popular and supply increases.
White Cypress oil should be stored in a cool area below 30° and out of the reach of children. For external use seek advice if pregnant and do not ingest this oil.