Steam distilled wood of Blue Cypress from Northern Queensland results in blue essential oil. This essential oil is blue because of the Guaiazulene content. Certain types of steam distilled flowers such as Chamomile German and Yarrow have this characteristic attributed to Chamazulene, a related azulene. No other essential oil distilled from wood has this characteristic.
Blue Cypress essential oil is beneficial for skin; another commonality it shares with Chamomile German
. Therapeutic benefits of Blue Cypress include an outstanding capability for wound healing and alleviating bruises. It is highly anti-inflammatory and antibacterial plus
has anti-allergenic properties that relieve itching, rashes, and dermatitis. Perhaps consider blending with our Helichrysum
from Corsica or Cistus
for ultimate skin care.
Blue Cypress essential oil is emotionally soothing and grounding. This is an excellent oil for meditation because it evokes a sense of calm and is grounding while increasing focus and metal clarity. Try blending with Frankincense sacra
for deep meditation purposes.
Aromatically, an initial minty note quickly changes to reveal a unique fruity nuance. An exceptional fixative in blends and perfume for its sweet, fruity, woody, resinous, balsamic coniferous notes. Blue Cypress essential oil works well in forest and wood accords and plays nicely with other oils in herbaceous bouquets. Use Blue Cypress to brighten and sweeten other wood oil blends.
Blue Cypress essential oil is solid to semi-solid below 20C / 68F and easily liquefied with gentle warming.
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