Blue cypress is native to Australia. The blue cypress tree, Karnitirrikani (Tiwi language), was traditionally used by the native Australian Tiwi people for muscle and joint aches, abdominal discomfort, bruises, wounds, insect bites, and as an insect repellent. The essential oil from the blue cypress’ chipped wood and bark requires a long time to distill. Resinous compounds in the bark react during distillation with other aromatic compounds to create guaiazulene, an anti-inflammatory compound similar to chamazulene that gives the essential oil its dark blue colour.
Because of its high content of sesquiterpenes, there are a number of anecdotal reports that Blue Cypress oil does have both inflammation and pain-relieving benefits, and helping to relieve allergy‑induced hives, insect bites (such as from sand flies, mosquitoes, wasps and bees) and soothing nappy rash. In the case of psoriasis, Blue Cypress is of potential benefit in reducing hypervascularity and inflammation in this condition. In terms of musculo-skeletal complaints, there are reports of blue cypress oil helping with the pain and inflammation of general joint pain, swelling and with rheumatoid arthritis. Blue cypress is also beneficial against common warts, shingles and cold sores.
Blue cypress oil is suggested to benefit a venous and lymphatic congested system, and helps with odema, minor varicose veins and haemmorhoids. It is also an excellent perfume fixative that will blend well with other woods, citrus and “green” aromas. Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is a pleasant, calming and grounding oil. well suited to both men and women.
- Aromatherapy: Insect repellent, purifying, grounding, calming yet energizing; improving mental clarity, beneficial to respiratory ailments.
- Skin/bodycare: Relieves muscle pain and arthritis related conditions, relieves abdominal discomfort, healing to bruises, wounds, hives, psoriasis, shingles, cold sores and insect bites, contracts weak connective tissues, skin whitening properties, excellent perfume fixative.
Psoriasis healing hydrating gel
- 32.5g aloe vera
- 50g tamanu oil
- 10g myrrh + 5g calendula CO2 extract + 2.5g blue cypress
- Combine aloe vera gel, tamanu oil, calendula CO2 extract, blue cypress oil, myrrh CO2 extract together.
Sustainability awareness: The population of Cypress Pine trees has gone down dramatically in the Northern Territory of Australia over the past 100 years. The theory is that modern bush fire regimes are the cause. VIZU’s blue cypress essential oil is extracted from plantation grown trees, and not from wild-harvesting.
Our Vizü ethereal oils are unadulterated and 100% pure essential oils. The essential oils are sourced from honest manufacturers who possess ecologically-conscious farming beliefs, to ensure no endangered species are used. Threatened plants are replaced with alternative species which are lesser known in the commercial market, to help our ecosystems to heal and help conserve endangered botanical species.
Each bottle is 10ml in a reusable amber glass bottle. This product is part of our 3R Initiative, click here to find out more!