Botanical name Callitris intratropica
Processing Method Steam Distilled
Color/Consistency A heavy, viscous, brilliant blue liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma A middle note with a medium aroma, it has been characterized as sweet, balsamic and spicy. It has a very pleasant evergreen aroma combining smoky, woody and dry elements. It also has fruity and slightly nutty tones, causing likening it to an exotic Cedarwood.
Blends With Citrus fruits such as Lime, Lemon and Orange as well as with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary and Sandalwood Essential Oils.
Cypress essential oil is extracted from the needle-bearing tree of coniferous and Callitris intratropica, Native to France, The tree grows up in nature and is wild-harvested to produce the oil Its cure respiratory system eliminates harmful toxins through the body, as well as act as stimulate which reduces nervousness as well as anxiety. Cypress leaf oil is effective in managing injuries which are bleeding. It is beneficial antispasmodic qualities; it inhibits problems associated with spasms, such as cramps and muscle pulls.
Blue Cypress plant have been utilized as medicine for thousands of years amongst the Australian Aboriginal people. Plants rich in essential oils have been a major part of the Aboriginal ‘medicine chest’ and are traditionally prepared.
Cellular Extracts are naturally multifunctional and the Blue Cypress Leaf represents a powerful Phenolic Antioxidant source. Phenolic compounds are known for their strong antioxidant activity and their anti-inflammatory action to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and behaving like an AHA.
There is no active warning for using cypress essential oil, except that it should be avoided during pregnancy.
a-Terpinyl acetate 4.1–6.4%
Quality May be adulterated with additional a-pinene, d-3- carene and b-myrcene.
Hazards Skin sensitization if oxidized.
Cautions Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
Our safety advice Because of its high a-pinene and d-3-carene content we recommend that oxidation of cypress oil is avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.
Adverse skin reactions Undiluted cypress oil was moderately irritating to rabbits, but was not irritating to mice or pigs; tested at 5% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic. A 65-year-old aromatherapist with multiple essential oil sensitivities reacted to 5%, and weakly to 1% cypress oil. Autoxidation products of a-pinene and d-3-carene can cause skin sensitization.
Reproductive toxicity The low reproductive toxicity of a-pinene, b-myrcene and (þ)-limonene suggests thatcypressoil isnothazardous inpregnancy.
Acute toxicity Cypress oil acute oral LD50 in rats >5 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits >5 g/kg.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential A leaf essential oil from Cupressus sempervirens ssp. pyramidalis inhibited the in vitro growth of human melanoma C32 cells with an IC50value of 104.9 mg/mL but was inactive against renal cell adenocarcinoma ACHN cells. a-Pinene is not mutagenic.
The oil is mainly produced in France and Spain