Cypress is a great oil to use to uplift you when you are feeling tired or depressed.
Blends well with many other essential oils including woody or mint oils, citrus (especially grapefruit) and floral oils.
It can also help to reduce cellulite. Cypress Oil is good for balancing oily and overhydrated skin. It's a natural deodorant and is good for excessive perspiration.
It narrows blood vessels so can ease varicose veins, haemorrhoids and heavy bleeding.
You might find Cypress Oil especially useful during the menopause - use diluted to at least 5% in a Carrier Oil for massage.
Obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and terminal branches of the tree.
Sweet-balsamic and tenacious odour.
Astringent, toning, restoring, cellulite, natural deodorant, balances oily skin.
Pirene, camphene, sylvestrine, cymene, sabinol.
INCI name:Cupressus sempervirens Leaf/Stem Oil
Traditionally used as an insect repellent, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, soothing agent & skin conditioner.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
'The astringent properties of this essential oil make it very effective in a foot bath'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.
'The Chinese consider Cypress nuts very nutritious, and beneficial for the liver, respiration and checking excess perspiration. The Tibetans use Cypress as a purification incense.' - an excerpt from Pregnancy Book by Jennie Supper
'It is very astringent, and is used wherever there is an excess of fluid, from oedema, incontinence and excessive perspiration to bleeding gums, bilious attacks and over-heavy menstruation. It is also very useful in skin care, for oily and over-hydrated skins.' - an except from Aromatherapy - An A-Z by Patricia Davis.
'Cypress regulates the ovarian function and balances the sympathetic nerve system. it is recommended for irregular periods, menopause and pmt. The aroma is clear, woody and spicy.' - an excerpt from The Essential Blending Guide by Rosemary Caddy.