Botanical Name: Picea pungens
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Cypress Blue, Callitris intropica –is steam distilled to produce a thick viscous oil that pours slowly at room temperature but is more mobile when heated slowly with a hot water bath. Distillations vary in color from dark to very pale blue. This is an Australian oil.
The aroma is pleasant, woody and balsamic with fine pine and spruce facets. It is distinctly different than other tree leaf and wood oils.
This tends to be an expensive oil, by comparison. Price alone should not discourage serious aroma therapists. This sesquiterpene rich oil is able to withstand very long storage and improves with age if proper care is taken. It is best to store in a cool and dark place with tight seals and minimization of air space. The viscosity can make it a challenge to use.
Blue Cypress shares some of the properties of other blue oils.
It is traditionally used by experienced aroma therapists for anti-inflammatory issues. List uses include allergy, arthritis, joint pain, diaper rash, warts, cold sores and shingles.
Blue Cypress blends well with other blue oils like Blue Tansy, German Chamomile and Yarrow. It harmonizes well with distilled lime and bergamot. It is aesthetically pleasing viscous oils like vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, agarwood, frankincense and myrrh. In natural perfumery it adds a lasting base note and woodsy-forest character.
Please Note: The information on EOQA.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary form of healthcare.
1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg