Australian White Cypress Essential Oil (Leaf oil)


(20 customer reviews)

An intensely refreshing, uplifting pine aroma with a fresh lime note.

SKU: AWCleaf Category:
Brand: Essentially Australia®


Australian White Cypress Essential Oil (Leaf Oil)

Australian White Cypress essential oil (leaf oil), is a clear to mild yellow coloured essential oil, it is deeply refreshing and uplifting. It is superb for uplifting emotions and energy.

Take a look at our Australian White Cypress essential oil video, filmed in central northern New South Wales

Botanical name  Callitris glaucophylla

Ingredients 100% v/v pure Australian White Cypress essential oil (distilled from the leaf).

Australian White Cypress Tree

Australian White Cypress Tree

Australian White Cypress Essential Oil Aroma

A strong, fresh, lemony pine aroma.Pleasant for men and women.

Australian White Cypress Essential Oil Benefits

Uplifting, refreshing, energising.

Australian White Cypress Essential Oil Uses

In an oil burner, vaporiser or a sauna. Use to freshen a bathroom, in potpourri, or add to your cleaning liquids for floors and benches.

Australian White Cypress Forest

Australian White Cypress Forest


Directions and More Uses

Aromatherapy Oil 2 to 4 drops in an oil burner, a couple of drops in a vaporiser, 1 to 2 drops into a bath.

Blend Australian White Cypress Essential oil with

Essentially Australia Oils: Eucalyptus Australiana Essential Oil, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Honey Myrtle

Massage Australian White Cypress Essential Oil 

5 to 10 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Main Actives

alpha-pinene: Known anti-inflammatory
limonene: Known anti-viral


It is non toxic.
Use at less than 0.25% concentration (5 to 10 drops per 100ml of carrier oil) for products that remain on the skin, eg massage oils.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees Celsius.

Other Common Names

Northern Cypress Pine, White Cypress Pine, Murray Pine Cypress, Jade Cypress.

Australian White Cypress in the NSW Outback

Australian White Cypress in the NSW Outback

Natural Occurrence in Australia 

Widespread across the drier interiors of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory. The tree grows up to 20 metres.

Australian White Cypress Essential Oil Characteristics

Clear to mild yellow in colour, very watery, strong, fresh pine and lemon aroma.


There has been several studies into the termite resistant properties of the timber. The timber has been widely acknowledged as a termite resistant timber.

Extraction and Farming Method

The essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the stem and branches. White Cypress is sourced from government managed wild stands in Australia. The trees are harvested and steam distilled for around 1-2 hours.

Australian White Cypress grows over much of the semi arid interior of New South Wales and vast regions of inland Queensland. Unfortunately some areas have suffered from agricultural land clearing. The natural re-growth of White Cypress pine has been disturbed in some areas due to changes in fire regimes (traditional fire burning practices), weed infestations and feral animals. As a result in some areas trees are not maturing as quickly as they should. Consequently the density of White Cypress is often too much and the trees compete with each other to fully mature.

History – Australian White Cypress

Traditional Usage

Australia’s  indigenous people have traditionally used Australian White Cypress pine to make spears, spear throwers, ceremonial objects, paddles and musical sticks.  The pine resin was mixed with kangaroo dung to make an adhesive substance.

Early European Usage

White Cypress has been harvested for timber since the late 1800’s and the first reserve was set aside in NSW in 1876. The timber is durable and is termite resistant, was used for house construction, flooring, fencing and some fine furniture work.

Present Day Usage

Australian White Cypress essential oil is relatively new to the aromatherapy community and is used for uplifting and refreshing emotions.

Today the largest reserve of White Cypress is in the Pilliga region of north central New South Wales. This reserved area totals 420,000 hectares of which around 65% is Callitris forest cover. This resource appears to be sustainably managed for its timber production, and the amount used for essential oil is almost negligible.

Current Chemical Constituents of Australian White Cypress Essential Oil (Leaf oil)

alpha-pinene                                                         46.0%
camphene                                                               0.8%
beta-pinene                                                            1.0%
limonene                                                               25.1%
terpinen-1-ol                                                           0.1%
cis beta terpineol                                                    0.3%
alpha terpineol                                                       2.7%
gamma terpineol                                                    0.8%
bornyl acetate                                                        7.6%
carypphylene                                                         2.4%
alpha-humulene                                                    1.3%

Optical rotation@ 20C: +12.4
Relative Density@ 20C: 0.871 – 0.910
Refractive index @ 20C: 1.468 – 1.496


Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 8 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

Additional Information

20 reviews for Australian White Cypress Essential Oil (Leaf oil)

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  5. My first time using white Cyprus.

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