Hyssop is a small perennial native to Europe and the Mediterranean. It is mentioned in the Bible as well as early medical texts from European herbalists. Its aroma is unique and it is often mixed with other essential oils for a subtle, spicy undertone. This essential oil is 100% pure. Fun fact: In the 10th century, Benedictine monks introduced hyssop to Europe as an ingredient for liqueurs. Hyssop, also known as the holy herb, is mentioned numerous times in the Holy Bible. Used by powerful biblical leaders, like David, Moses, Solomon, and Jesus, hyssop cleansed and purified mankind, both internally and externally. It was also used to wash and polish sacred places. Others embraced hyssop as well. The Greeks used hyssop for respiratory problems. Persians used hyssop in a type of body lotion to give the skin a fine color. Indians used it to reduce body tissue fluids, to alleviate bruises, and to soothe cuts and wounds. And Europeans in the 17th century used hyssop as an air freshener. Once used extensively across the globe, its use in the Western world diminished as modern day medicine took its place. Now with a resurgence in acceptance of holistic therapies, hyssop is once again a therapeutic leader. Mixes well with: Clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, orange, sage, rosemary, and tangerine. Parts used: Leaves and flowering tops. Extraction method: Steam distillation.