Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil


(35 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 of 2022

alpha-pinene                                                        0.7%
beta-elemene                                                        0.9%
myrtenic acid                                                        2.2%
gamma-selinene                                                   1.2%
beta-selinene                                                        2.6%
alpha-selinene                                                       2.2%
guaiol                                                                   12.6%
elemol                                                                    1.7%
bulnesol                                                                 9.7%
gamma-costol                                                       2.7%
chamazulene                                                         0.8%
guaiazulene                                                           0.6%
beta-eudesmol                                                      9.7%
alpha-eudesmol                                                    5.1%
gamma-costol                                                       2.7%
callitrin isomer                                                       1.9%
callitrisin                                                                 1.2%
columellarin                                                           1.4%
dihydro columellarin                                            11.2%

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

35 reviews for Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

4.9 Rating
1-5 of 35 reviews
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  4. R

    The most beautiful Blue Cypress I’ve ever experienced. The aroma profile is accurate – it does have all the facets described. A very soulful, calming scent. I bought this for use in botanical perfume.

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  5. MC

    The best essential oil I have ever bought ! Thank you for such a quality and excellent product, Greg!

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