Cypress Essential Oil
Cupressus sempervirens (Crete)
Wildcrafted Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Source: needles and twigs
Strength of Aroma: Middle
Aromatic Scent: Woody, resinous, balsamic with smokey notes
Blends Well With: cedarwood, pine lavender, orange, cardamom, clary sage, sandalwood, rosemary
KidSafe®: Yes with caution
Cautions:Cypress Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. As it has structural similarities to estrogen, its use should be avoided if there is a history or presence of estrogen-dependent cancers. Due to its drying effects, do not use with scanty periods.
Cypress Essential Oil has properties that include antibacterial, antirheumatic, antispasmodic (especially respiratory), antitussive, astringent, calming, deodorant, neurotronic, phlebotonic, and has a hormone-like action similar to estrogen.
In both Western and Eastern traditions, it has been used for oily skin, excessive perspiration and sweaty feet, swelling of the hands and feet, rashes, bruises, hemorrhoids, and as a spray or ointment for varicose veins. Musculoskeletal uses include muscle cramps and rheumatism. It has also been used for respiratory issues such as asthma (by properly trained medical professionals only) and bronchitis. For coughs, a good blend is Cypress with Thyme and Lavender Essential Oils.
Cypress Essential Oil has long been a favorite for many issues related to mental and emotional support: Anxiety, stress, nervous and chronic tension, hyper-excitability, adrenal fatigue/neurasthenia, treatment-resistant chronic pain, eating disorders, repressed emotions, difficulty adjusting to change, pessimism, self-doubt, and for hospice/dying.
To regulate their reproductive systems, women have used it for dysmenorrhea, excessive menstrual bleeding, menstrual cramps, PMS, and menopause.
Use in a diffuser, personal aromatherapy inhaler, or dilute in a carrier for topical application.
For external use only.