Cypress essential oil: uses and benefits

Cupressus sempervirens
-Woody, clean, fresh
Origin: France, Morocco, Spain
Extraction method: the twigs and needles are steam-distilled

Description: cypress essential oil is a nearly translucent, pale yellow liquid that smells distinctly of cypress forests (and a hint of pine or juniper berry) with a sweet, balsamic scent.

Precautions: none

Uses: varicose veins, hemorrhoids, heavy periods, menstrual regulation, dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, severe hot flushes, coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough, acne/oily skin care, excessive perspiration, body odor, asthma, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, muscle pains, wound care, fevers, bug repellents, sleep issues, chest congestion, cold/flu care, disinfectant.

  • Applications: topically in salves or massage oils for muscle pains, menstrual cramps, cough, congestion, varicose veins.
  • It can be dropped into a bath for relaxation or added to sprays and candles to help repel bugs in the backyard.
  • Diffuse cypress essential oil in your bedroom or in a steamy shower to help you breathe easier. Mix 10 drops of cypress essential oil and 4 drops of lemon essential oil per ounce (2 tablespoons) of carrier oil and apply topically to the chest during allergy season to promote a healthy respiratory system.
  • When added to a facial toner or moisturizers can tone the skin and combat acne.

Therapeutic actions: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, deodorant, febrifuge, insecticidal, sedative, diuretic, emmenagogue.

Blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, citronella, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sweet orange, sweet marjoram, tea tree.

Substitutes: fir needle, juniper berry, pine.

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