Surprisingly, many people are not yet aware of Blue Cypress Essential Oil, even with how versatile this amazing oil truly is. Blue cypress essential oil is excellent at supporting the body’s natural response to irritation and injury, along with helping soothe breathing. This oil is also historically used in perfumes and adhesive.
Sometimes referred to as Blue Gold, Blue Cypress is a beautiful, cobalt blue color. This oil is the only naturally blue colored essential oil that comes from a tree. Other blue essential oils such as German Chamomile and Blue Tansy are created by distilling from flowers.
How Blue Cypress Essential Oil Is Made:
Blue Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and wood of the rare Northern Cypress Pine (Callitris intratropica), which is native solely to Australia’s Northern Territory. This oil has a rich history among the Australian aboriginal people over the past several thousand years.
** PLEASE NOTE ** Don’t be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you’re not wasting your money on fake essential oils, or oils diluted in questionable solvents. Don’t miss our guide on how to find quality essential oils to make sure you’re not wasting your money on brands that legally carry out questionable or unethical practices and mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.
Our Favorite Uses for Blue Cypress Essential Oil:
- Dilute with your favorite carrier oil to support sore muscles after physical workouts.
- Add to your favorite face moisturizer or lotion to support and hydrate your skin
- Soothe your skin while shaving by adding a drop or two of Blue Cypress to shaving cream, soap, or aftershave to help prevent razor burn.
- Add to your favorite household cleaner for extra cleaning power
- Create your own all-purpose cleaner for your kitchen, bathroom, office, or really anywhere in your home by blending it with lemon and clove essential oils mixed in water and which hazel or vodka.
Our Favorite DIY Diffuser Blends featuring Blue Cypress Essential Oil:
- Rain Storm: 3 drops blue cypress, 2 drops lemon, and 1 drop each lime, spearmint, and cedarwood
- Blue Dreams: 3 drops lavender, 2 drops each bergamot and blue cypress
- Soothe Cough: 2 drops each cedarwood, blue cypress, and lavender with 1 drop each marjoram and eucalyptus
- Let it Snow: 3 drops blue cypress, 2 drops copaiba, and 1 drop each of balsam Fir and Tangerine
- Winter Floral: 4 drops blue cypress, 3 drops geranium, 2 drops Peace and Calming
Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Cypress Essential Oil
Is lemon essential oil safe to use while pregnant?
Yes. Generally lemon essential oil is considered safe to use while you’re pregnant.
If you’re using oils while pregnant, I highly recommend this reference guide. It contains some great advice for using essential oils while pregnant, plus some DIY Recipes you’ll love too.
Is blue cypress essential oil safe for kids and babies?
Generally, no. There haven’t been enough studies out to make me confident in using blue cypress essential oils on kids as an oil by itself, even when diluted.
While essential oils may be safe for kids to use, please do not have your child use an essential oil internally without being under the direct guidance of a naturopathic doctor.
Can you be allergic to blue cypress essential oil?
There are a few reasons why you would experience an allergy-like reaction to essential oils. Usually, this is caused by not diluting the oil you’re applying (or not diluting it enough). Please refer to our essential oils and allergies article for more in-depth information.
Is blue cypress essential oil safe for dogs and cats?
Yes. blue cypress essential oil is safe to use with your dogs. I would recommend using with caution around cats.
If you’re using essential oils around your family pets, be sure to allow them access out of the room and into a room where you’re not diffusing. This way they’re able to escape when they feel they’ve had enough. Please also consider picking up a reference guide specific to using essential oils with animals.
Should you use blue cypress essential oil if you’re taking medication?
This is a very personal question, and really depend on which medications you’re taking. I have an entire article dedicated to known medication contraindications that I highly recommend you check out… in addition to having a lengthy conversation with your local aromatherapist or pharmacist.
How often should you use blue cypress essential oil?
This is also a personal question. This depends on what you’re using it for and how experienced you are using it. For beginners, I recommend only diffusing for 30 minutes at a time, then giving your body an hour break. If you diffuse too much, you could end up light headed. Personally, I have a diffuser running most of the day intermittently (using the intermittent setting on our diffuser). Or I’ll wear a piece of diffusing jewelry with 3 drops of oil on it throughout the day (those 3 drops usually last a few days). Check out our article about diffusing essential oils safely for more info.
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Where to find Blue Cypress Essential Oil:
We purchase our oils through Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oils than what the rest of the industry expects. Their Seed to Seal guarantee is unmatched, and shows their dedication to a farm-to-table type of approach.
Warning: DO NOT purchase your oils through Amazon or similar websites!
Any website that allows anyone to sell on, such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart… etc… are terrible places to purchase essential oils. While you may get a “good deal,” knowing who you’re purchasing from is difficult. There are many counterfeit essential oils being sold that are causing health ailments, major skin reactions, and a lot of misery. These are NOT high quality essential oils. They are fakes being sold purely for profit.
I also do NOT recommend purchasing from grocery stores, Walmart, Target, department stores, or drug stores. Many of the brands found at those stores have been proven to not actually contain any essential oil (which is perfectly legal to do).
I STRONGLY suggest you know the company that makes your oils, how the plants are cared for, what they do for distilling, how and how many times each batch is tested (and when), and their bottling processes. Many companies throw out fancy language for marketing purposes, but actually have no clue how their oils are made because the oils come from a broker (which are almost always diluted in solvents). Transparency is key.
I highly encourage you to check out our How To Find Quality Essential Oils post for in-depth information about why quality matters, and what to look for.
Where we purchase our essential oils, and why
We purchase our oils through Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oils than what the rest of the industry expects. Their Seed to Seal guarantee is unmatched, and shows their dedication to a farm-to-table type of approach. This company has proven to me time and time again to be the closest thing out there to buying from your local farmer. They are totally transparent in their processes, and even open their farms so you can see for yourself (or involve yourself in the process).
Products Containing Blue Cypress Essential Oil:
Essential Oil Blends: Australian Blue, Brain Power, Breathe Again, Essential Beauty Serum, Highest Potential, Oola Grow
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