Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family
Grown and steam distilled from the above-ground parts of the flowering herb, in England
In use as a medicinal herb since antiquity and is considered to have properties as an anti-septic, cough reliever and expectorant. Native to Southern Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia
Hyssop has some culinary uses: it’s part of za’atar herbal blend (with bread and olive oil); also for alcohols—chartreuse and absinthe, where it gives rich body. And this is a favored herb for bees, so there are many hyssop honeys, at least in the west.
This oil can be quite toxic and is not recommended for use by non-professionals.
Hyssop oil is a pale yellow or faintly greenish yellow to almost colorless oil or a powerful, somewhat sharp, but sweet-camphoraceous odor, and with a warm-aromatic, spicey undertone. Its flavor is warm and sweet, slightly burning or biting but rich aromatic and herbaceous-spicy.
In perfumery, the oil will induce a rich body, warm and spicy-herbaceous notes and personality or typical character to certain types of fragrances; for example: citrus-type colognes, fougères, ambres and light-aldehydic fragrances as well as heavy oriental bases. It blends well with all citruses, lavender, rosemary, myrtle, laurel, sage, clary sage, geranium, clove etc.
Hyssop colored grass
Both validate life.
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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