Blue Cypress Essential Oil
Blue Cypress is a small evergreen tree that is native to Australia with broad leaves and scaly cones. It is called Blue Cypress because its oil is bluish in color.
- Botanical Family: Cupressacae
- Other Common Names: White Cypress-pine, Murray River Cypress-pine, Northern Cypress-pine
- Part of Plant Used: Bark, Twigs, and Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Blue Cypress is related to the Cypress family. It is typically steam distilled, and not available as an absolute or C02 extract.
- Chemistry: Blue Cypress is mainly comprised of sesquiterpene alcohols: guaiol, γ-eudesmol, β-eudesmol, bulnesol.
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Nervous System: helps to relieve stress and promote clarity and focus
- Respiratory: supports a healthy respiratory system from colds and the flu
- Skin: soothes dry and itchy skin in addition to irritated skin conditions
- Spiritual: grounding and balancing for the Root Chakra
- Scent Profile: Base note with a balsamic woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Blue Cypress can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Balsamic
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cistus, and Roman Chamomile
- According to Tisserand & Young: Blue Cypress may be fetotoxic based on b-eudesmol content and is avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Oral precautions for low blood pressure and drugs metabolized by CYP2D6:
- donezepil, alprenolol, carvedilol, propranolol, codeine, lidocaine, mexiletine, sparteine, amitriptaline, clomipramine, imipramine, haloperidol, thiordazine, domoperidone, tamoxifen, promethazine, chlorpheniramine, amphetamine, ondansetron, tropisetron, flyoextine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine.
Products Using Blue Cypress Essential Oil
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- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.