Hyssop Essential Oil
Hyssop is an essential oil of the plant. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is produced from the same name plant's flowers and leaves. Although the plant belongs to the mint family technically, the flowers are similar to lavender.
It is a member of the Lamiaceae family, including herbs such as mint, rosemary, basil, lavender, sage, and oregano as well.
Hyssopus Officinalis Var. Decumbens
Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Clear to Pale Yellow
Hyssop Essential Oil smells fresh, earthy, fruity, woody, slightly sweet and camphorous.
The hyssop plant is native to the Mediterranean but is now cultivated in most of Europe. The name derives from the Hebrew term ezob, meaning "holy herb”.
The plant grows up to 60 centimeters or 2 feet high and has a "hairy" stem with narrow pointed leaves and blue-purple or white flowers. Now, for its essential oils, hyssop is cultivated in different parts of France.
Essential oils are used for mood-boosting scents that you can use at home and work in mainstream aromatherapy. Hyssop is appreciated for its purifying fragrance, which is a cross between a floral and bitter aroma.
Valerie Ann Worwood states that Hyssop "purifies and cleanses for emotional and spiritual uses, opening closed hearts and minds, offering tolerance and understanding, unconditional love and acceptance, and the knowledge required for the absolute union with the world." In other religions, it is associated with purification.
- Hyssop has been used in the Middle East to clean and purify temples.
- Generally spraying basic hyssop oil throughout the home will eliminate harmful pathogens from the soil, enabling you and your family to stay healthy.
- To expand its cleaning benefits, you should combine hyssop with other essential oils such as tea tree, lemon or eucalyptus.