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