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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

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hyssop essential oil used for?
  • Hyssopus officinalis var. Decumbens, can inspire clear thoughts and mental stillness which is why its popular in purification blends with massage and during meditation and religious rituals. Due to its 1,8 cineole content, it is also popular in blends for cold season issues and offers its immune protecting qualities aiding the respiratory system to reduce spastic cough, break up congestion and reduce pain.
Can you use Hyssop essential oil in a spiritual bath?
  • Hyssop goes back centuries for its use in ritual and religious ceremonies and rites. As a top-middle note, it offers its sweet warmth and a radiance unmatched by many other oils. Hyssop is also known for its antidepressant qualities that will help uplift mood but at the same time calm the mind to bring on a meditative mood.
How to use Hyssop essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Hyssop essential oil and obtain its benefits, including: 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water to support a cold, cough and sore throat. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use for an uplifting and invigorating skin-nourishing massage. 3.) For inflammation relief, add 6 drops to 1 ounce of Castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
Does Hyssop essential oil keep bugs away?
  • The plant Hyssop, part of the mint family, may be able to keep certain invaders such as cabbage moths and flea beetles from invading your summer crops and may also repel snails and slugs. However, even with its long history for its medicinal properties, there is no evidence to suggest that the pungent aroma of Hyssop essential oil can repel biting insects. If you would like to use the essential oil on your crops, make a spray with it by blending 15 drops per ounce of water. Shake well before use to combine the oils into the water and store in a cool dark place to protect the properties of the essential oil.
What does Hyssop essential oil smell like?
  • The plant has a sweet floral scent that is bolstered by its earthy, woody, herbaceous and camphorous undertones. The essential oil is made from steam distilling the entire plant. It has been used in folk medicine and in foods and beverages which give off its bitter taste. It is native to areas of Southern Europe and ranges to Central Asia, long since naturalized in North America. Edens Gardens Hyssop essential oil is cultivated and distilled in France.
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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