Cypress, Latin name Cupressus sempervirens, is an evergreen tree that is native to the southeastern Mediterranean part of Europe.
These extremely long-lived trees, were burned as incense in Nepal and was used by the ancient Egyptians to make coffins. The Greeks dedicated the Cypress tree to Pluto, the god of the underworld, which is probably why you will often find Cypress trees planted outside of cemeteries.
Most of the Cypress essential oil is produced in France, Spain, and Morocco. It has a soft herbaceous/ conifer scent and blends well with most essential oils. (I like it blended with citrus and floral oils, I find it very comforting). Cypress has many properties that are useful in aromatherapy. Try it for:
acne & oily skin
eases muscular aches & pains
cramps & PMS.
Emotionally, Cypress is all about wisdom, transitions and finding the strength within. Robbi Zeck, author of “The Blossoming Heart” says that “Cypress supports and holds the space for the soul to remain in balance.”
Contraindications: Cypress essential oil has been reported to be as non-toxic, non-irritating, & non-sensitizing, Use caution if you are pregnant.
My Blog is for information only & is not meant to diagnose
or replace medical advice.
Essential oils should not be ingested & always need to be diluted before topical use.
Battaglia Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
Lawless. Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Thorsons, 2002
Tisserand, Robert, & Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2014