Cypress Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Cupressus sempervirens
Other names: Mediterranean Cypress
Country of Origin: Spain
Part of plant used in production: Fresh leaves and cones
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: An evergreen tree native to Europe with slender branches and small flowers and cones or nuts.
Characteristics: Woody, spicy, refreshing
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, hepatic, styptic, studorific, tonic, vasoconstrictor.
Constituents: alpha- pinene, camphene, sabinene, beta-pinene, δ-3-carene, terpinolene, cedrol
Uses: Cypress essential oil restores calm and is said to strengthen an overburdened nervous system. For spiritual purposes, use in major decision making to remove mind blocks and cleanse the spirit. For the body, use Cypress oil for circulatory problems such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Blend with lemon, wheatgerm oil, and calendula for best results.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.