Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) Essential Oil
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Grounding and stabilizing, calming, relaxing when nervous or distressed, centering. Prised for its anti-bacterial qualities, good for scaly skin lumps.


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Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil, is a beautiful, naturally sky blue coloured essential oil, the oil is calming, grounding and is also good for tired joints and muscle

Botanical name  Callitris intratropica Ingredients 100% v/v pure Australian Blue Cypress essential oil.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Aroma

A deep woody, smoky, resinous, honey like aroma. Pleasant for both men and women.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Benefits

Grounding and stabilizing, calming, use when feeling distressed, nervous, a good centering oil. It is also prised for its anti-bacterial qualities and is good for deterring pests at dusk and dawn.

Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil Uses

The oil is registered for use in perfumery as a fixative, it can be used in beard grooming formulas, it is ideal for traditional aromatherapy use in diffusers, oil burners, steam rooms, potpourri, massage oil and baths.


Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) plantation
Northern Territory, Australian Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica)
trees, Australia


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 with Australian Blue Cypress Essential Oil 

10 to 15 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

Main Chemical Compounds

guaiol: a known anti-inflammatory eudesmols: known anti-bacterial Sesquiterpenes: Known anti-inflammatories Blue colour, from the guaiazulene in the bark of the tree.

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

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil in a Northern Territory plantation, far north Australia


It is gentle, non toxic,  and non-sensitising, it can be applied neat as a spot application. patch test first, in case of possible allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Cypress Pine, Northern Australian Cypress Pine, Christmas tree, laguri (Waguni people), karnitirrikani (Tiwi people).

Natural Occurrence in Australia 

Found in northern Australia, including the northern parts of the Northern Territory, Queensland’s Cape York and across a large range of Western Australia’s Kimberley regions.

Physical and Chemical Properties of Australian Blue Cypress 

Naturally cobalt blue in colour, honey like viscosity, smooth, sweet woody aroma.

Extraction and Farming Method

Australian Blue Cypress is grown in plantations around Darwin. Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the stem and branches.The trees are harvested and are then steam distilled.

Some trees are up to 15 metres high and require heavy machinery. As the timber is steam distilled a long distillation process is required these elements add significantly to the cost of processing the essential oil from the tree.

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

History – Australian Blue Cypress

Traditional Usage

The native people of Melville and Bathurst Island have traditionally used Australian Blue Cypress for thousands of years by crushing plant leaves, branches and bark for use as a hygienic wash,  often the leaves and branches were burnt at camp fires to deter little pests of dusk and dawn. Plant pieces were also heated to inhale plant vapours, to take advantage of its properties.

Early European Usage

The tree’s timber was widely used for house construction around Darwin, the timber is termite resistant, the first timber was milled in 1876. This timber was used to build the main government building of the day, in Darwin.
Resin of the Australian Blue Cypress, called Australian Sandarac and was used for coating ‘gastro-resistant’ capsules, as the capsules did not dissolve in people’s stomach.

Present Day Usage

Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is used for meditation, relaxation and it appears to have exceptional medicinal potential. Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is used as a perfumery base. The fragrant timber has recently been used in fragrant furniture construction.

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

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

1 review 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

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