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Hyssop Essential Oil

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One of the many reasons people choose Edens Garden is because we offer the such a wide range of oils. Hyssop is a rare essential oil with many wellness supporting properties. Its pleasing herbal, camphor-intense aroma makes in a popular ingredient in European cold and cough products. 

Hyssop is sometimes called “holy herb,” and is diffused in sacred spaces – massage or meditation rooms - as part of purification. Although it is mentioned in the Bible, the reference may be tied to wild marjoram or oregano.  

A gorgeous perennial evergreen shrub native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea, Hyssop has a woody stem, small lance-shaped leaves and sprouts purplish-blue flowers. The entire plant is put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. 

This particular variety of Hyssop essential oil is unique – gentle and free of harsh constituents found in common Hyssopus officianalis. The honey-like, herbal aroma blends well with citrus oils and supports uplifting and invigorating qualities when mixed with Rosemary, mint or other herbaceous oils.


Botanical Name: Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens

Chemotype: Linalool

Origin: France

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Whole Plant

Note: Middle

Family: Lamiaceae

Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, and other camphoraceous aromas

Aroma: Herbaceous, slightly-sweet, and camphorous

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Hyssop var. decumbens batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Hyssopus officinalis var. decumbens. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 4 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

MASSAGE BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 7 drops of Hyssop, 4 drops of Tea Tree, 3 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 6 drops of Frankincense, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Massage into the chest during cold season to support good health. (1.7% dilution)

BATH SALTS: Combine: 5 drops of Hyssop and 3 drops of Lavender with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.

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