HE18 | Emerald Cypress

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HE18 | Emerald Cypress

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~ Callitris Columellaris ~

Coastal Cypress Pine. A hardy, evergreen conifer tree confined to coastal scrubs of Southern New South Wales, Australia. It grows up to 20m, and has spreading branches, not pyramidal. The central column is prominent, with bright dark-green scale-like leaves and small wrinkled cones.

For those that are flighty, nervous or distraught, Victorian Emerald Cypress Oil has an immediate grounding effect when inhaled. The oil is a particularly excellent perfumery ingredient for masculine body care products.

Use in oil burner: add a few drops to water. Mix with water for use as hydrosol.

Botanical Name:
Callitris columellaris F. Muell. (callitris from the Greek calli beautiful and treis three in allusion to the beautiful 3-fold arrangements of its part

Oil Characteristics:
The oil is a beautiful emerald green color, clear like green water, sticky and viscous like cane syrup. The scent is predominantly fruity, with a woody sustaining note and green/vegetal and floral back notes. It has a medium intensity odor (5-6 on a scale of 1-10). The taste is bitter.

Chemical Characteristics:
24.3% citronellic acid 20% guaiol 15% various alcohols 12% various terpenes

Chemical Profile:
24.3% citronellic acid 20% guaiol 15% various alcohols 12% various terpenes

Physical Properties:
Specific Gravity @15°- 0.871 - 0.910 Refractive Index - 1.4680 - 1.4960 Optical Rotation - +22.0° to +26.0°

Production Method:
Steam Distillation - Wood and bark

Caution should be taken when using Essential Oils. Do not use any oils without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. All Essential Oils should be kept out of the reach of children. Possible skin irritant; Test on small area of skin and dilute if necessary, before use. NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY