Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress Essential Oil Latin name: Cupressus sempivirens
Synonyms: Mediterranean cypress
Plant family: Conifereae
Extraction: Distillation of the needles and twigs (occasionally cones)
Origin: Mediterranean, France
Plant characteristics: A tall evergreen tree with a conical shape. It bears small flowers and round, brown cones, or nuts that are distilled to produce the essential oil.
Cypress Essential Oil characteristics: A pale yellow-green oil with a smoky, terpentine, balsamic aroma set in a fresh pine-like background
Traditional use: Used in Biblical times for purging and purification. Also for heavy perspiration loss from the body, or heavy blood loss such as during menstruation.
Cypress Essential Oil blends well with: Pine, Mandarin, Juniper, Orange and Sandalwood.
Cautions and comments: There are no known contra-indications. Cypress has a remarkable astringent action, far superior to Witch Hazel.
Main chemical constituents: Monoterpenes <70%, esters 5%.
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.