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    Callitris intratropica trees
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    Typical establish plantation
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    Logs ready for chipping before distillation
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    Part of the harvesting process

Blue Cypress Oil Australia Callitris intratropica

  • Description

    Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) is a tree native to Australia growing in the Northern Territory.

    The tree grows freely in nature and is wild-harvested to produce the oil, under a well- managed sustainability scheme imposed by the state government. The tree itself grows anything from 10-40 metres in height and in remote parts can live up to 200 years.

    Blue Cypress oil is steam distilled using modern day equipment from the chipped bark and wood of the tree. Distillation can take several days depending on the temperature and pressure but it’s the inclusion of the bark which houses certain resins that gives the oil its rich blue colour.

    Today Blue Cypress oil is finding its way into many modern perfumes as an alternative woody base note to that of vetiver, sandalwood and maybe guaiacwood, particularly for men’s fragrances and cosmetic products.

    Its benefits In cosmetics are twofold: it contributes not only that woody note but also therapeutic properties, which include anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. The oil also carries a natural calming effect which, combined with its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, makes it good for insect bites and skin burns.

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Callitris intratropica
    • Origin: Australia
    • Crop Season: All Year
    • Plant/part used: Bark & Wood
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 187348-13-6
    • Appearance: Dark blue to bluish green mobile liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Woody, floral, earthy, tonka bean, styrax
    • Density: 0.950 - 0.980
    • Refractive index: 1.500 - 1.510
    • Optical rotation: -5° to +5°
    • Chemical constituents: Guaiol, Bulnesol, gamma-Eudesmol, beta-Eudesmol, alpha-Eudesmol, Dihydro columellarin
  • Latest Market Information December 21, 2020

    Producers have been distilling lower volumes to cater for the subdued demand for this oil. This is due to the decrease in aromatherapy activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, there are limited quantities of oil available in the market.

    Market price AUD 485.00 /kilo
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