Cypress Essential Oil is extracted from the Cupressus Sempervirens tree, also known as Mediterranean Cypress. In ancient times, it was referred to as the “Tree which lives forever,” due to its long life and ability to resist forest fires. Cypress Essential Oil contains mostly the component alpha pinene, an organic compound of the terpene class. Alpha pinene contributes to cypress’ anti-inflammatory action. Alpha pinene is known as a bronchodilator, which increases airflow to the lungs, helping with obstructive lung diseases. Cypress
Essential Oil also contains Cedrol, a constituent of Cedarwood
Essential Oil. Cedrol is a sedative and improves sleep, giving Cypress its grounding and relaxing properties.
Specific Benefits of Cypress Essential Oil as follows: Relief for breathing problems… Thanks in part to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, Cypress Essential Oil is a wonderful tool for relieving respiratory obstructions and difficulties that are due to either infections or to allergic reactions.
Natural antidepressant... The fresh aroma of Cypress Essential Oil relieves feelings of sadness and grief. It has a mood stabilizing effect, it helps calm the mind, and it promotes positive emotions.
Spiritually uplifting... Cypress Essential Oil is high in alpha-pinene, which dilates airways and promotes deep and calm breathing, explaining the religious significance of this oil in many cultures.
Properties: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Insecticide, Sedative, Tonic
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, Green, Sweet, and Balsamic
Blends with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cape Chamomile, Clary Sage, German Chamomile, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Scotch Pine, and Ylang Ylang
Recipes We Love: Respiratory Relief
3 drops Cypress Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the Rosehip carrier oil. Apply around the chest and neck to open up respiratory passageways. Alternately, put into a small roll-on bottle that you can take with you for immediate respiratory relief.
Cypress Essential Oil
All of these oils are known to help clear the mind and promote positive emotions. Use them in equal parts with your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like.
Cypress Essential Oil
These oils have traditionally been used to focus the mind and to aid with meditation. You can use them separately in your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like.