Cypress – Essential Oil
Cypress has a fresh, light, airy, woody aroma. It is known for its abilities to relieve stress and is emotionally comforting and increases concentration. Externally, it can assist with varicose veins, detoxification of the body, minimizing signs of cellulite, and circulation in general when used in massage or the bath. It is used in skin care formulations as an astringent for oily hair and skin. It’s properties include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative, and tonic.
Latin: Cupressus sempervirens
Aroma: Light, woody, fresh
Note Classification: Middle
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts Used: Needles, twigs
Blends well with: Bay Leaf, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cistus, Clary Sage, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lime, Litsea, Myrrh, Oregano, Pine, Spikenard, Sweet Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Thyme, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang
Cautions: Never use essential oils undiluted or in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children and pets. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute and perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.