Conifer essential oils are some of my favorite oils to use in my everyday routine. I just love the forest fresh scents that they offer and Cypress oil is no exception. It offers powerful benefits for the mind and the body. Learn about Cypress Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits.
Let cypress essential oil calm your nerves and melt your stress away by inhaling this lovely tree aroma. Its warm and uplifting qualities are emotionally soothing.
Cypress Essential Oil Facts
Cypress essential oil comes from the cypress tree, Cupressus sempervirens. It is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree that is known for its longevity. The cypress tree is said to be a source of solace for those experiencing grief.
The dark green leaves and twigs contain most of the essential oil. These plant parts are steam distilled to make cypress essential oil.
Cypress oil is known for its purifying qualities. In the cosmetic industry, this oil is used for its astringent, anti-dandruff, anti-aging properties as well as its fragrance.
Need a Cypress Essential Oil Substitution? Try other conifer essential oils, as they share some similar therapeutic properties and pine forest scents.
|Botanical Name||Cupressus sempervirens|
|Aka||Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress|
|Aroma||Green, woodsy, warm|
|Extraction Method||Steam distilled|
|Plant Part Used||Foliage and twigs|
|Shelf Life||1-2 years|
|Safety Concerns||Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant|
Cypress Essential Oil Blends Well With:
There are many oils that Cypress blends well with:
- Chamomile (Roman)
- Clary Sage
- Juniper Berry
- Marjoram (Sweet)
Varicose veins, fluid retention, hemorrhoids, congestive conditions, heavy and tired legs, edema, rheumatism, menstrual cramps, menopausal fatigue, hot flashes, cellulite, dry cough, bronchial spasm, asthma, respiratory conditions
Antispasmodic, antisudorific, antitussive, astringent, circulatory, diuretic, hepatic, restorative, vasoconstrictor, venous decongestant
Cypress Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Inhale cypress oil by using it in a diffuser, or try adding a few drops of this lovely oil to DIY bath salt.
Cypress essential oil is commonly used in men's colognes thanks to its piney scent. Here are some benefits of Cypress Essential Oil:
- Relieves muscle aches and pains
- Promotes a feeling of positivity
- Supports a healthy respiratory system
- Strong toning action on skin and veins
- Combats water retention and cellulite
- Eases menstrual discomfort
- Provides comfort during times of grief
- Has a soothing effect on nerves
- Soothes unwanted muscle spasms
Cypress Essential Oil Recipes
Looking for some ways to include this uplifting oil into your DIY blends? Use Cypress oil topically or aromatically to receive the benefits. Here are 5 simple yet effective cypress essential oil blend recipes.
1. Cypress Inhaler Blend - Calming Forest
This is a wonderful blend of calming essential oils with an earthy forest aroma.
- 5 drops Cypress essential oil
- 5 drops Juniper Berry essential oil
- 5 drops Patchouli essential oil
- Blank Aromatherapy Inhaler
Directions: Add wick to a small bowl, drop essential oils onto the wick, using tweezers to pick up the wick, then get any oil residual left in the bowl onto the wick. Place the wick in blank inhaler and put on end cap (base). To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.
2. Cypress Roller Recipe - Cramps Blend (Leg or Menstrual)
- 3 drops Cypress Oil
- 3 drops Lavender Oil
- 2 drops Peppermint Oil
- 2 teaspoons Jojoba Oil
- 10 ml Roller Bottle
Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll over leg muscles, or lower abdomen for menstrual cramp support. 4% dilution.
3. Cypress Diffuser Blend - Outdoor Time
Fill the air with the fresh scents of aromatherapy by diffusing Cypress.
- 2 drops Bergamot essential oil
- 2 drops Cypress essential oil
- 2 drops Siberian Fir essential oil
Directions: Add essential oil drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for the tank. Turn diffuser machine on and enjoy.
4. Cypress Massage Oil for Muscle and Joint Stiffness
- 8 drops Cypress essential oil
- 6 drops Clary Sage essential oil
- 4 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil
- 1 oz carrier oil of choice
- 1 oz dropper bottle
Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the dropper bottle. Shake to blend together, massage onto stiff muscles and joints for support. 3% dilution.
5. Cypress Foot Soak for Swollen Feet/Ankles
- 2 drops Cypress essential oil
- 1 drop Juniper Berry essential oil
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Add mixture to a warm foot bath. Soak feet for up to 15 minutes.
Where to Buy Cypress Essential Oil
Need to buy a bottle of Cypress Oil? Here is one of my favorites:
General Essential Oil Precautions
Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.
Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).
If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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