What is Kakadu Blue?

Kakadu Blue is an Australian skincare range that showcases the properties and benefits of pure essential oil extracted from the native Northern Cypress Pine. Owned by pure essential oil manufacturer, Australian Blue Cypress Pty Ltd, (ABC) Kakadu Blue is loved in Australia and around the world by travelers who have visited the tropical paradise of Darwin in the Northern Territory. ABC manufacture a pure blue essential oil that is distilled from the pine trees’ wood & bark combined which differentiates it from other cypress pine oils found on the market. Separate from the skincare range, Kakadu Blue produce a sustainable collection of products from the Northern Cypress Pine tree including using the timber for cheese boards & jewellery, woodchip for campfires and pulp for incense sticks.

Our range is commonly used for:

  • Spider/insect bites
  • Sandfly & mosquito bites
  • Arthritis
  • Hives
  • Abdominal pains
  • Cuts
  • Insect repellent
  • Swollen joints

 

  • Migraine & tension headaches
  • Nausea
  • Stretch marks
  • Piles
  • Warts
  • Cold sores
  • Burns
  • Eczema

 

  • Wounds
  • Bruises
  • Rashes
  • Dermatitis
  • Fungal nail
  • Acne and pimples
  • Meditation Oil & Reiki Healing

Topical Use For Oil: 

After doing a skin patch test over 48 hours, apply directly to desired area. Dilution with carrier oils such as coconut or almond oil is not required, except for use on sensitive skin.

Apply topically to the back of neck, wrists or temples to bring a sense of emotional stability.

Dilute with no more than 5% pure ABC oil for body massage oil, and 1% for face with any carrier product you prefer, or add 1 drop into your favourite moisturiser and use for a relaxing body massage. 

Topical Use For Oil: 

After doing a skin patch test over 48 hours, apply directly to desired area. Dilution with carrier oils such as coconut or almond oil is not required, except for use on sensitive skin.

Apply topically to the back of neck, wrists or temples to bring a sense of emotional stability.

Dilute with no more than 5% pure ABC oil for body massage oil, and 1% for face with any carrier product you prefer, or add 1 drop into your favourite moisturiser and use for a relaxing body massage. 

Aromatic Use for Oil: 

Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily for air purification and cleansing. For babies, diffuse 2 drops in room for insect repellent and calming. 

Blend with:

Honey MyrtleLemon MyrtleAustralian Sandalwood, Geranium, Lavender

Carrier Oil: Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cold Pressed or Fractionated Coconut Oil, Olive Oil

Main Chemical Compounds:

Guaiol, Eudesmols, Sesquiterpenes & guaiazulene (which is responsible for the cobalt blue colour).

Guaiazulene is known to alleviate the red swelling stages of acne to promote clearer skin, and has antioxidant properties that can lessen the effects of free radicals on the skin. It has shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antipyretic, ulcer-protective, and antifungal properties.

Storage: 

Store in a cool, dark place.

Caution:

Patch test for 48 hours on inside of wrist before use. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

ABC Oil pour

Northern Cypress Pine

Aboriginal names of the tree:

  • Karnitirrikani in Tiwi
  • Gangi/Lanapu in Djambarrpu
  • Munlark in Rembarrnga
  • Katanj in Jawony

Botanical Name: Callitris intratropica, Baker and Smith 1910
Holotype: Callitris columellaris F. Muell. 10/1855
Family: Cupressaceae
Plant part used:  Bark, Cambium, Sapwood and Heartwood.

Chemical abstract number: 187348-13-6
Australian Patent Number: 742711

Both the method of production & the oil are patented.
Common name of the tree that the oil is derived from: Northern Cypress Pine

Extraction Method

Our Australian Blue Cypress essential oil is distilled from chipped and hammer milled bark & woods from Northern Pine tree, then requires a long distillation period of up to 96 hours.

The blue coloured Chamazulene and Guaiazulene is formed when the essential oil of the heart & sapwood touches the bark causing a catalytic reaction.

The oil can be blue/green to a dark blue depending on the percentage of bark to heart wood ratio.

Australian Blue Cypress oil also contains eudesmol’s known for their anti-viral properties, hence its reputation amongst aroma therapists for the topical treatment of warts and cold sores. The oil is only registered for cosmetic use.

When the oil is first produced it has a very high guaiol content (26% – 30%). The oil at this high guaiol percentage becomes a solid at temperatures below 18 Celsius.
The crystallised guaiol is separated from the liquid by vacuum filtration to achieve levels as low as 11%.

The bark and cambium contains around 85% alpha Pinene. To achieve lower levels of alpha Pinene the first hours of the distillation parts are drawn off. Or alternatively the logs and/or woodchip are left and the volatile alpha Pinene is expended to the atmosphere.

The modified oil is primarily a “base” note and has a sweet woody, balsamic and herbaceous aroma. It is an excellent perfume fixative that blends well with other woody notes, citrus and ‘green’ aromas.

It’s Origin

The genus name, Callitris, is derived from the Greek calli (beautiful) and treis (three) in reference to the triangular shape of the scale like needles that are arranged in whorls of three.

Callitris intratropica is native to Australia and grows in the Northern Territory (including Melville, Bathurst & Indian Islands to name a few), the Kimberly region of Western Australia and, Cape York to Bowen in Queensland.

Its range of altitude is from near sea level up to 900 metres. The tree usually grows in open forest but is also found in heath forests, vine thickets, monsoon forests and on rain forest edges.

Callitris intratropica is a medium to large size tree, ranging from 3 to 15 metres in height. The timber is very aromatic, resistant to termites and is known by the Aboriginals of Arnhem Land as “Kerosene Tree” because of its flammability, and “Mosquito and Sandfly tree” due to it’s abilitiy to repel these insects while being burnt.

Callitris intratropica can live for over 200 years, although the population has declined significantly since European settlement. This is due to over exploitation and the change in fire regimes along with the introduction of foreign grasses that burn at a  greater intensity than the native grasses.

Callitris intratropica supplied by Australian Blue Cypress Pty Ltd is produced from plantation grown timber on the mainland of the Australia, close to Darwin.