CYPRESS, WHITE ESSENTIAL OIL - Australia
Callitris glaucophylla Grown on Wiradjuri land, Australia
White Cypress essential oil is a new player in the Australian native arena. The White Cypress pine has a strong place in Aboriginal culture (oars, resin and medicine) and now essential oil production.
White Cypress has a strong fresh sweet pine aroma.
Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
Plant Part: Branches / Leaves
Note: Middle Note
Aroma Family: Woody
Aroma: Fresh, woody, resinous, deep green balsamic aroma with a faint smoky and ambergris-like undertone in the tenacious drydown.
Benzoin, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cistus, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Geranium, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary & Sandalwood.
Cypress Leaf essential oil "can help to [act as a fixative for] citrus notes and balance light florals by adding some body."*1. It also has "a unique dryout of delicate and tenacious sweetness, often compared to that of amber [sic] (labdanum-ambre)."*2
White Cypress Leaf oil is grounding and calming. It has antiseptic qualities and anti-inflammatory qualities due to its alpha-pinene component.
In aromatherapy blends to uplift, strengthen & restore; in skin care for anti-septic & astringent properties; respiratory blends; massage blends for muscle spasm.
Not recommended for ingestion. Do not apply neat to the skin. The White Cypress harvest is part of a regeneration project that is improving the population of the endangered Pink Wormtail Lizard. By stripping out selected trees the forest floor has access again to sunlight critical to developing vegetation and insect species that the lizard thrives upon.
Information on the traditional uses and properties are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before use.
1. Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 68.
2. Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 211.