Cypress Essential Oil

Cupressus Sempervirons France

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Cypress essential oil has a deep earthy and smoky aroma with sharp fresh notes as it evaporates. The oil is said to bridge the subtle and physical worlds and can help ease the mind and calm over stretched emotions during life’s transitions, such as leaving home or starting a new job. Also known to benefit overworked and tired muscles, cleanse oily skin and deodorise rooms and sweaty feet!

Latin Name
Cupressus Sempervirens
Family
Cupressaceae
Note
Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by stream distillation from the needles and twigs.
Constituents
Pinene, camphene, sylvestrene, cymene, sabinol among others.
Origin
France

A evergreen tree, conical-shaped that grows up to 28 meters high. It has small flowers and round brown-gray cones with seed nuts inside. The wood is hard and durable, red-yellow in colour.

History

It was highly valued as a medicine and as incense by ancient civilizations and is still used by the Tibetans as purification incense. It benefited conditions of excess fluid, such as bleeding, nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, heavy perspiration, hemorrhages and fluid retention. The Chinese believe the nuts to be nutritious and benificial for the liver and respiratory system.