Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens

When used in massage, Cypress oil helps to increase circulation and is good for reducing visible veins and cellulite. It has a unique woody-herbaceous fragrance favoured by men, hence its use in many aftershave and cologne preparations. Cypress oil is a natural deodorant, and also helps to balance oily skin. Astringent, toning and restoring.

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County of Origin Spain
Therapeutic Properties Anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, vein tonic
Botanical Family Cupressaceae
Chemical Family Monterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 3 years
Plant Parts Branches, cones, twigs
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Clary sage, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood

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History: Tibetans use cypress as a purification incense. Medicinally it has been used for the urinary system and is considered helpful when there is excessive loss of fluid, such as heavy perspiration, menstrual loss and diarrhea. Ancient physicians recommended that patients suffering from lung ailments go to the island of Crete, which had dense forests of cypress trees.

Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, it has been characterized as sweet, balsamic and spicy. It has a very pleasant evergreen aroma combining smoky, woody and dry elements. It also has fruity and slightly nutty tones, causing likening it to an exotic Cedarwood.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for hemorrhoids, oily skin, excessive perspiration, insect repellent, bleeding gums, varicose veins, wounds, edema, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, spasmodic, coughing, dysmenorrhea, menopausal problems, nervous tension, and stress. Used to purify, reduce cellulite, balance the nervous system, calm, refresh, relieve nervous tension, promote sleep, help breathing, uplift, improve mental clarity and alertness, contract weak connective tissue, relieve muscle tension, lessen perspiration

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, compress, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, lotion, massage, mist spray, poultices, shampoo, steam inhalation.

Safety:  Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens

    When used in massage, Cypress oil helps to increase circulation and is good for reducing visible veins and cellulite. It has a unique woody-herbaceous fragrance favoured by men, hence its use in many aftershave and cologne preparations. Cypress oil is a natural deodorant, and also helps to balance oily skin. Astringent, toning and restoring.

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