About Hyssop Essential Oil
As a ritual cleansing herb, hyssop has an ancient medical history, known for its ability to warm and clear the lungs. Use hyssop in your aromatherapeutic formulas to add strength and tonification to the respiratory system. Hyssop has a pleasant, sweet herbal fragrance that will compliment your winter wellness diffuser blends. It will also make them more effective!
Hyssop oil is similar in function to conifer oils, such as pine and juniper. It will also add general strength to the body and mind in the same manner as rosemary. It is warming, clarifying and slightly stimulating. Hyssop can be helpful to diffuse during times of mental stress or fatigue. The hyssop herb has been used since biblical times with intentions of purification.
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Hyssop Essential Oil Profile
David and Sara Crow found Floracopeia’s hyssop essential oil while traveling in Corsica. It is a special oil that is steam distilled from the flowering plant tops of organically grown Corsican hyssop.
How to Use Hyssop Essential Oil
- Chest Rub Salve: Hyssop combined with eucalyptus globulus or radiata and rosemary makes a wonderful respiratory salve or chest rub. Apply in combination with your favorite massage oil to the chest and throat to help restore comfort in times of winter challenges.
Other Ways to Use Hyssop Essential Oil
Hyssop oil can be applied topically (diluted), as a compress, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
- Add one to two drops to steaming water (vapor therapy) to assist in opening and clearing the breath.
- Inhale a drop of hyssop essential oil through direct-palm inhalation to clear the breath and steady the mind.
Hyssop Essential Oil Recipes
- Supports the Lungs Synergy: Combine 10 drops hyssop, 10 drops Eucalyptus globulus or Eucalyptus radiata, 7 drops lavender and 10 drops rosemary oil. Place appropriate amount of drops in diffuser.
- Nervous Exhaustion: Combine 5 drops hyssop, 7 drops lavender and 5 drops grapefruit in 1 oz of jojoba or other vegetable oil. Use in a full body massage.
Safety Considerations for Hyssop Essential Oil
Hyssop oil is non-toxic and non-irritant. Mildly photo-sensitizing. Do not take internally. Hyssop should not be used during pregnancy.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Hyssop Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Mid to Top
- Odor: Sharp, aromatic, fresh and slightly camphoraceous with warm, spicy undertones
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Blends Well With: Thyme, Eucalyptus globulus or E. radiata, grapefruit, lavender, and rosemary.
Interesting Hyssop Essential Oil Information
The word "hyssop" comes from the Greek "hysoppus", which is itself derived from the Hebrew "ezob", meaning "holy herb". Bees find the hyssop flower very attractive; from it, they produce a delicious honey with a remarkable aroma.
- Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Hyssop Essential Oil
- Origin: France
- Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Flowering Plant
- Color: Clear to pale yellow
- Consistency: Thin
- Yield: 0.05% - 0.1%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)