Botanical name: cypressus sempervirens
Use: It is an astringent, especially useful in cases of excess fluid, heavy menstruation, edema, and excessive sweating. A good oil to use on hydrated skin, or oily skin conditions. A tonic on the circulatory system. Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle
Perfume Note: Middle
Blends well with: Lemon, Tea Tree, Chamomile, Peppermint, Lavender
Source: needles, twigs, cones
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, refreshing, astringent
Aroma type: sharp, smoky, warm, woody
Warning: none noted
Safety Information: good for stopping bleeding, repels insects
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) The rare and lovely scented cypress essential oil is soothing to skin and emotions. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help with physical conditions from skin to . The Latin meaning of Cupressus translates to cypress. Sempervirens can mean “always green” or “ever living”. Some cypress trees have been found to be over 1,000 years old.
The Greeks used the wood of the cypress to build statues of their gods. The Phoenicians built ships and houses from cypress, while the Ancient Egyptians built coffins. It is considered the “tree of transitions” therefore, its rich oil has been used to help us move from life through death. It calms the mind and unearth fears that hinder transition and block our progressive change.
Cypress oil is an astringent, especially useful in cases of excess fluid, heavy menstruation, edema, and excessive sweating. A good oil to use on hydrated skin, or oily skin conditions. A tonic on the circulatory system. Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. People use cypress as an ointment for head colds, cough, and bronchitis. It is helpful in the treatment of hemorrhoids.