cypress branchCypress essential oil (Cupressus sempervirens) is steam distilled from the branches of the cypress tree.  It belongs to the Cupressaceae botanical family.

It’s chemical contrituents include:

  • Monoterprnes
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Sesquiterpenols
  • Diterpenols

Excellent For The Circulatory System

Cypress is an excellent essential oil for the circulatory system.  It helps soften the walls of hardened arteries, strengthens blood capillary walls, relieves angina pain and strengthens connective tissue.

Antispasmotic For The Bronchi and Respitory System

Besides being one of the primary essential oils most used for the circulatory system, the antispasmotic action of cypress can help asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and whooping cough when inhaled or diffused – or rubbed on the chest for a cough.

In addition to improving circulation, it supports the nerves and intestines.  It is considered anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial.  It also acts as a natural insect repellent.

Cypress For The Female Hormonal System

Cypress essential oil helps balance the female hormone system. It can help female problems with menstruation, menopause or ovarian cysts and  cramps. Combined with clary sage, it can significantly reduce hot flashes during menopause.

More Uses cypress bottle It also helps many other conditions such as hemorrhoids, insomnia, help arthritis, strengthening the pancreas, pulmonary infections, rheumatism, spasms, throat problems, varicose veins and fluid retention.  It is also wonderful in skin creams because it helps lessen scar tissue, helps oily or troubled skin and reduces cellulite.

Cypress essential oil has a warm, comforting, grounding effect and is often added to massage oils for that reason. Its fresh, herbaceous, slightly evergreen aroma is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability and as a stress reliever. 

It is often used as an ingredient in deodorants, aftershave preparations and men’s colognes.  Cypress is often added to emotional blends to help ease grief and loss and help heal emotional trauma.

Cypress has an approximate ORAC of 243,120 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. 

It blends well with bergamot, clary sage, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange and sandalwood.

Historical Notes: The wood of the cypress tree was used to make the sarcophagi of the ancient Egyptians. The Ancient Egyptians also used cypress as a medicinal oil and incense. the lone cypress tree Cypress wood was used for building ships and houses by the ancient Phoenicians and Cretans, while the Greeks sculpting statues of their gods with it.  Cypress became associated with death and afterlife in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology, when it was dedicated to Pluto (or Hades, god of the underworld).

The island of Cypress was named after it.  At this time, the custom of planting Cypress trees in Mediterranean cemeteries, symbolizing life after death began.  Even today, many cemeteries around the world are graced with beautiful towering cypress trees.

How to apply:  Inhale, diffuse, rub on body.  To minimize varicose veins, put a few drops on the skin and stroke gently upward, toward the center of the body (do not massage). Mix with a few drops German Chamomile and apply in cold compresses.

Also can be applied to the armpits.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or sparks.

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Item No. 3530 – Cypress Essential Oil – 15 ml


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