Hyssop (Decumbens) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Hyssopus decumbens
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Leaves and Tops
Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
beta caryophyllene
beta pinene
alpha pinene
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Wholesale Pure Hyssop Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure Hyssop essential oil steam distilled. Hyssop decumbens is a specialty aromatherapy oil with low ketone content suitable for most aromatherapy applications. It carries a sweet, camphoraceous top note and warm-spicy herbaceous undertone. This Hyssop Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Hyssop is a perennial aromatic sub-shrub growing up to 0.5m high with a woody base leading to slender, herbaceous stems topped by whorls of small, purple-blue flowers. Hyssop has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal use for hundreds of years. It is native to southern Europe with major producing countries being France, Hungary, and Holland.


Hyssop Essential Oil is a colorless liquid with a sweet, camphoraceous top note and warm-spicy herbaceous undertone.

Aromatherapy Notes

Hyssop decumbens is a specialty aromatherapy oil, with low ketone content, suitable for most aromatherapy applications. The Certified Organic 'Common' Hyssop officinalis should be used only with understanding of its potency and where its use is preferred for particular recipes and uses. It contains natural molecules from nearly every class of compounds found in therapeutic essential oils, yet it is still quite gentle. It may be used from a nebulizing diffuser or on the accupressure/reflexology points of the feet associated with the illness.

Traditional Uses

Hyssop originated in southern Europe and comes from the Greek word hyssopus, meaning “good scented herb”. It is one of the bitter herbs mentioned in the Old Testament for ritual cleansing and baptism and its flowers and leaves have been highly valued since antiquity for their therapeutic properties. Because of its mild and non-toxic nature, it is well suited for children. Hyssop is listed in the current British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for use in use in bronchitis and the common cold. In Chinese medicine, Hyssop is described as hot and stimulating and is a tonic for Yang, or masculine Qi.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Cicatrisant, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Nervine
  • Used for sore throats, congestions, intestinal discomfort, and menstrual complaints
  • Reported to exhibit antiviral activity
  • Recommended for cleansing areas of spiritual healing and meditation

From Complete Aromatherapy Handbook2:

  • Hyssop has warming properties that “help calm strong feelings and increase awareness”
  • Warms the stomach and stimulates digestion
  • The scent of Hyssop “suggests purity and clarity of spirit”

Application and Use


Hyssopus officinalis oil should not be used during pregnancy or on individuals with epilepsy.


1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Fischer-Rizzi, Susanne. Complete Aromatherapy Handbook: Essential Oils for Radiant Health. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1990.