Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica)
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Grounding and stabilizing, calming, relaxing when nervous or distressed, centering. A unique, blue coloured Australian essential oil.

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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 calming, 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.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Benefits

Grounding and stabilizing, calming, 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.

Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) plantation

Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) plantation, Northern Territory

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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.

Blend Australian Blue Cypress Essential oil with

Blends with floral, citrus, green oils. Try blending with Geranium, Honey Myrtle, Lavender, Lemon Myrtle or Sandalwood.

Massage Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil 

10 to 15 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Main Chemical Compounds

guaiol: Known anti-inflammatory eudesmols: Known anti-bacterial Sesquiterpenes: Known anti-inflammatories Blue colour, guaiazulene is responsible for the cobalt blue colour.

Australian Blue Cypress in Australian Blue Cypress plantation a unique Australian Essential Oil, Northern Territory

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

Precautions

It is non toxic, non irritant and non-sensitising, it is registered for perfumery, it can be applied neat as a spot application. However there has been a few isolated reports of allergic reactions to the oil (like Tea Tree for some people), when applied direct to the skin, so patch test first. Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.

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, viscous (honey like), smooth, sweet woody aroma.

Research

School of Biomedicial Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Australia studied the antibacterial activity of Australian Blue Cypress and demonstrated activity against some bacteria. Swinburne University – In 2012, Swinburne University began basic research into Australian Blue Cypress essential oil for its medicinal properties, it is intended the research will develop over the next few years in co-operation with Essentially Australia.

Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) wild tree, Litchfield, Northern Territory

Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) wild tree, Litchfield, Northern Territory

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. However after 1974’s Cyclone Tracy, wood (and hence the plantations) was deemed not suitable for cyclone proof housing, so the plantations were left idle and written off, until the ‘discovery’ of its unique Australian Blue Cypress essential oil in 1995. The plantations are deemed sustainable based on 30 year rotations. The trees are harvested and are then steam distilled for around 48 hours. The harvesting of quite big trees requires heavy machinery and a long distillation process which both 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 by crushing plant material for use as a hygeinic wash and it was also used to keep away little pests of dusk and dawn. Plant pieces were also placed on hot stones or ashes to inhale vapours, to take advantage of its properties.

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. This timber was used to build  the ‘Administrative Building’ (The main government building of the day) in Darwin The resin of the Australian Blue Cypress was called Australian Sandarac resin and was used 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. Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is used for meditation, relaxation, however it appears to have excellent medicinal potential also. 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

beta-elemene                                                    0.1-10%
alpha-guaiene                                                   0.1-10%
eremophilene                                                        1-4%
guaiol                                                                   10-30%
alpha-bulnesene                                                  2-10%
guaiazulene                                                       0.1-0.5%
elemol                                                                 0.1-3.0%
beta-eudesmol                                                    4-12%
alpha-eudesmol                                                  4-12%
gamma-eudesmol                                               4-12%
callitrisin                                                               0.1-3%
dihydrocallitrisin                                                 0.1-10%

Optical rotation@ 20C: -0.1 to +0.5
Relative Density@ 20C: 0.976
Refractive index @ 20C: 1.5055 to 1.5075

Additional Information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 2.5 x 2.5 x 7 cm
Size

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

2 reviews for Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

  1. 5 out of 5

    :

    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. 5 out of 5

    (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 🙂

    • (verified owner):

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

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