Cypress Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
France
Plant Part:
Needles and Twigs
Latin Name:
Cupressus sempervirens
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: A beautifully crisp and softly woody aromatic, Cypress is a tonifying and gentle 'musthave' for your therapeutic supply kit.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

57

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
90.32%
Sesquiterpenes
5.11%
Esters
2.36%

Primary Constituents

alpha pinene
63.58%
delta 3 careen
15.49%
limonene
3.07%
terpinolene
2.33%
alpha terpineol acetate
1.84%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Cypress essential oil is distilled from the leaves of a tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a statuesque conical shape. Growing to a height of 25-45 meters or 75-147 feet, the Cypress bears small flowers and round brownish-grey cones or nuts. Native to Southern Europe, Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) has spread to North Africa and North America and is cultivated in France, Spain, and Morocco.

ABOUT THE OIL

The essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the fresh dark green needles and twigs.

OF INTEREST

First used in ancient Egypt for medicinal and ceremonial purposes, Cypress oil was also employed by the ancient Assyrians for its astringent properties. The Greek physician Galen used it in 165 AD.

Suggested Use

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

  • Increases and balances blood flow
  • Tones veins
  • Promotes healthy circulation
  • helps to reduce excess buildup of fluid in the body

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling
  • relaxes cramping

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • Flushes and removes toxins

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • helps maintain healthy liver function
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action
  • assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • relaxes cramping
  • quells coughs
  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • aids in preventing infection

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
  • relaxes cramping
  • Helps control excessive menstrual bleeding

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • uplifting
  • improves mood
  • strengthens the NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
  • calms the NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • lessens anxiety

SKIN CARE

  • counteracts oily skin
  • neutralizes microbes
  • lessens scar tissue formation
  • aids in healing acne scars
  • may reduce cellulite
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • discourages sweating
  • deodorizes
  • Indicated for: acne, oily and overhydrated skin, excessive perspiration, insect repellent, varicose veins, wounds, hemorrhoids

ENERGETICS

  • Cypress essential oil not only moves the blood, but helps circulate Qienergy. “Cypress essential oil has one the most distinct and profound psychological actions. The sour, astringent, and woody notes of the essence convey a feeling of cohesion and stability. At the same time, its fresh, coniferous pungency, and ability to circulate the Qi and blood, relate it to both psychological and reallife change. Cypress oil's basic subtle action, then, is to help us cope with and accept even difficult changeof both an inner and outer nature"" from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit.
Application

INHALATION

  • Direct inhalation,diffuser and oil vaporizer. We like adding it to a humidifier.
  • The cooling effects of Cypress oil effectively balance nervous, unstable mental states. It can be inhaled periodically on a tissue or handkerchief.

TOPICAL

  • Dilute to less than 10% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into sore muscles and joints, or areas of poor circulation.
  • The essential oil may be combined with Clary Sage, Lemon, and Geranium and applied as a salve or ointment to varicose veins.
  • It also blends well with Helichrysum, for an extrapotent formula for muscle and joint aches and pains.
Aromatherapy Details

This Cypress oil has a distinct musty and citrus-like top note with a crisp, pine-like middle note and sweet balsamic undertones.

It blends well with Cedarwood, Pine, Juniper, Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Benzoin, Cardamom, and Sandalwood.

For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils.

Safety

Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, Cypress oil is safe when used in proper dosages.

Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician.