This lovely blue oil is obtained by steam distilling the wood of this native Australian tree. The only other “blue” essential oils known in aromatherapy are obtained from flowers. Like most of the “blue” oils, Blue Cypress is a wonderful support for reddened, congested skin, can help keep minor skin breaks “clean”, and can help with respiratory support. For emotional uses, it is felt to be calming and soothing to a restless spirit. It has been used in perfumery as a “fixative” and as a grounding note in essential oil blends.
Add equal amounts of Blue Cypress, Myrrh and Frankincense Carteri to a carrier oil (Fractionated Coconut, Jojoba) and apply to reddened, irritated skin at the 1-3% dilution.
Diffuse Blue Cypress with any floral oil (Rose, Ylang Ylang) for soothing the mind; Blue Cypress also blends well with most citrus oils.
Botanical Name: Callitris intratropica
Country of Origin: Australia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Strength of Aroma: Weak
Aromatic Scent: Woody, balsamic, and fresh with subtle sweet notes.
Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Cedarwood Atlas, Cedarwood Virginian, Copaiba Balsam, Cypress, Helichrysum Italicum, Lavender, Lemon, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood Australian, Turmeric CO2
Cautions: Should not be used with pregnancy or breastfeeding mothers.