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.
This beautiful, vivid cobalt-blue oil is much in favour and increasingly becoming a sought-after commodity. There is a backlog of orders and this has created a bottleneck in the seamless supply of the oil. The sector has seen proactive steps undertaken to increase production and expand the processing of blue cypress. These efforts have paid off – now there is another available stock flow that is consistent and dependable. However, as of now the augmented supply stream is nil and no dramatic increase is expected until June or July, when the new oil is likely to hit the shelves. With this, Australia is now set to produce more than 2 MT of blue cypress oil annually.
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