Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil


(23 customer reviews)

Grounding and stabilizing, calming, relaxing when nervous or distressed, centering. A unique, naturally blue coloured Australian essential oil.

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil, is a remarkable natural cobalt blue colour essential oil, naturally enough, this blue essential oil, is joyfully calming and grounding. It is also good for tired joints and muscles.

Botanical name  Callitris intratropica

Ingredients 100% v/v pure Australian Blue Cypress essential oil.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Aroma

Woody, smoky, honey like grounding aroma. Pleasant for men and women.

Take a look at the beautiful blue oil of Australian Blue Cypress essential oil, Callitris intratropica

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Benefits

Joyfully grounding and stabilizing; calming in a happy sense; relaxing when nervous or distressed; centering. Prised for its anti-bacterial qualities, good for scaly skin lumps.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Uses

In a diffuser, oil burner, vaporiser, steam room, perfume fixative or base (the oil is registered for perfumery) for men’s products, potpourri, massage oil, bath, lumpy skin conditions. This oil is safe to apply direct to the skin. (In small amounts eg 1 drop)

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil


Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy Oil 2 to 4 drops in a diffuser, oil burner, a couple of drops in a vaporiser, 1 to 2 drops into a bath, add and spread out 1 drop as a perfume to the desired area.

Blend Australian Blue Cypress Essential oil with

Essentially Australia Oils: Honey Myrtle, Lemon Myrtle, Australian Sandalwood
Other Oils: Geranium, Lavender

Massage Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil 

10 to 15 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Main Chemical Compounds

Guaiol, Eudesmols, Sesquiterpenes
The Blue colour, guaiazulene is responsible for the cobalt blue colour.

Australian Blue Cypress oil in an Australian Blue Cypress plantation, a unique Australian essential oil, Northern Territory


It is non toxic, non irritant and non-sensitising and is registered for perfumery.
It can be applied neat as a spot application. However there have been a few isolated reports of allergic reactions to the oil (similar to Tea Tree) when applied directly to the skin, so patch test the skin first.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.
Do not ingest.

Other Common Names

Northern Australian Cypress Pine.

Natural Occurrence in Australia 

Found in the monsoonal parts of northern Australia, including the Northern Territory’s Kakadu, Queensland’s Cape York and Western Australia’s Kimberley regions.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Characteristics

Blue (cobalt blue sky) in colour, with a viscous consistency (honey like), and a smooth, sweet woody aroma.


Australian Blue Cypress essential oil

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil plantation

Extraction and Farming Method

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the stem and branches. Australian Blue Cypress is grown in plantations around Darwin. These plantations were actually planted by the Northern Territory government for timber production in the 1960’s. After Cyclone Tracy in 1974, timber (and hence the plantations) were deemed unsuitable for cyclone proof construction. As a result the blue cypress plantations were left idle and written off, until the ‘discovery’ of its unique essential oil in 1995. Today the plantations are managed sustainably based on a 30 year rotation. The trees are harvested and then steam distilled for around 48 hours. The harvesting of quite big trees requires heavy machinery and a long distillation process, both of which add significantly to the cost of the oil.

History – Australian Blue Cypress

Traditional Usage

The Tiwi people of Melville and Bathurst Island have traditionally used Australian Blue Cypress for probably thousands of years. They crushed the plant material and used it as both a hygienic wash and to keep away the little pests of dusk and dawn. Plant pieces were also placed on hot stones or ashes the vapours inhaled.

Early European Usage

The tree is reasonably plentiful in the wild and was used quite extensively for house construction in Darwin, as the timber is quite termite resistant. The first timber milling occurred around 1876. It was used to build  the ‘Administrative Building’ (the main government building of the day) in Darwin. The resin from the Australian Blue Cypress was called Australian Sandarac resin and was used medicinally for coating ‘gastro-resistant’ capsules, so the capsules did not dissolve in the stomach.

Present Day Usage

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is being rediscovered by the aromatherapy community and others seeking natural products. Blue Cypress essential oil is used for meditation and relaxation, however it appears to have excellent medicinal potential too. Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is used as a base or fixative for perfumery. The fragrant wood has recently seen small volumes of timber exported to China for fragrant furniture making.

Chemical Constituents of Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil
As per Distillation June 5th 2019

beta-elemene                                                        1.04%
alpha-guaiene                                                       1.86%
myrtenic acid                                                        1.76%
gamma-selinene                                                   1.51%
beta-selinene                                                        2.92%
alpha-selinene                                                       1.41%
guaiol                                                                   12.36%
elemol                                                                    1.80%
bulnesol                                                                 9.53%
gamma-costol                                                       2.10%
guaiazulene                                                           0.35%
beta-eudesmol                                                      6.34%
alpha-eudesmol                                                    5.87%
gamma-eudesmol                                                 7.30%
callitrin isomer                                                       1.68%
callitrisin                                                                 0.53%
columellarin                                                           1.34%
dihydro columellarin                                              10.47%

Optical rotation@ 20C: +12.2
Relative Density@ 20C: 0.982
Refractive index @ 20C: 1.5069

Additional information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Additional Information

23 reviews for Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

  1. Rod W

    Your Australian Blue Cypress oil was great for a unsightly lump on the back on my hand. It was a lump which regular doctor’s burning treatment failed to rid, however after applying 1 neat drop of Australian Blue Cypress oil to the lump once every 2 or 3 days for 2 weeks, I saw the complete eradication of the lump, a big thanks to your Australian Blue Cypress oil

  2. Jelena S (verified owner)

    Wonderful product. Couldn’t be happier with your prompt service / shipping as well. In addition I purchased Rosalina essential oil which is also fabulous. Thank you very much. Can’t wait to try the other products you have available 🙂

    • admin (store manager)

      Thanks Jelena, we appreciate your comments very much and we look forward to serving you again sometime, best wishes!

  3. Tyler

    Very nice product smells exactly as expected very deep tonnes of tree oil

  4. Vanessa Wright (verified owner)

    Wow beautiful aroma!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Vanessa, we appreciate your positive comment on our Australian Blue Cypress oil, kind regards, Greg.

  5. Pauline (verified owner)

  6. Gypsy Tucker (verified owner)

    I use this medicinally on wounds that need a healing boost. Patch test first of course.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Blue Cypress is a wonderful versatile oil. Did you know it works perfectly to keep little buzzies away at dusk and dawn? Just a drop neat on the skin and they will leave you alone. Also, it’s known as a beautiful, woody fixative base note in perfumery, with a hint of balsamic sweetness.

  7. Kathy S. (verified owner)

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  10. Sandy (verified owner)

  11. Janelle Lyons (verified owner)

    A refreshing and soothing bush fragrance. As a suburban dweller, the Australian Blue Cypress Pure Essential Oil evokes wonderful memories of family and holidays.

  12. Marina (verified owner)

    I could only have a quick smell as it is a gift for my daughter. cant wait until she puts it the diffuser for us all to enjoy!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Its a lovely relaxing oil! glad you really like it.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks for sharing Marina

  13. Heath Skipter (verified owner)

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  15. Jo Harris (verified owner)

    A very healing oil for skin issues. I love it.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Jo.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Jo!

  16. Dianne (verified owner)

    Terrific service. I love these oils. Fragonia is a must have, so to kunzea and now my latest purchase beautiful blue cypress. Lemon myrtle is also a fav

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Dianne, much appreciated!

  17. Camilla (verified owner)

    Gorgeous color and clean scent.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      We may have another blue oil on the way!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Camilla, nice to hear!

  18. Tracey Penza-love (verified owner)

  19. Amber (verified owner)

    amazing colour and amazing smell.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes blue is rare for essential oils!

  20. Kelly Edwards (verified owner)

  21. Inga M. (verified owner)

    This oil is wonderfull wounds healer

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes this oil has many benefits and is very useful

  22. Shannon O. (verified owner)


    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes and grounding, many thanks

  23. Sheila S. (verified owner)

    An intriguing oil which I have not encountered before (I’m from the UK). I’m currently getting to know it and discovering its properties. I think it will become one of my favourite oils.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Sheila, sound like you like our woody oils, hope you get to try our new Australian Rosewood! Greg

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