Cypress Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Needles and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, green, evergreen aroma, balsamic undertone.
Largest Producing Countries: Spain, France and Morocco
Traditional Use: Has been used for thousands of years as a cleansing incense for several Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. Cypress trees were planted outside of temples and burial grounds by the Greeks and Romans.
Properties: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative, tonic
Benefits: Cough, fluid retention, insect bites and repellant, oily skin, stress, swelling, wounds. You can use cypress around the house as a substitute for pine oil.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, pine, ylang ylang.
Of Interest: Associated with death and afterlife, cypress trees were often planted in graveyards and the wood was used to make coffins. Several cultures enjoy munching on the pine nuts and include them in their everyday diet.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant.
As with all essential oils, do not use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. Not for those with epilepsy or subject to seizures. Always conduct a skin patch test before using any oil on your skin.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is not complete, nor may its data be accurate.