Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Common Name: Cypress (aka Italian Cypress)
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Botany: Tall evergreen tree, growing to 15-120 feet with needle like leaves. Mostly grown in the Mediterranean area.
History: Both the Egyptians and Romans dedicated the cypress tree to their gods of death and the underworld as a symbol of life after death.
Plant Part: Needle
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Fragrance: Pine-like, sweet, woodsy, spicy, herbaceous, balsamic
Color of Oil: Pale yellow
Note: Top-Middle Note
Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Coriander, Fennel, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Cypress is good for dispelling irritability, anger, and anxiety. It also is used to boost confidence.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Cypress is astringent and anti-rheumatic. It is very good for excess fluids, nosebleeds, edema and sweating. Cypress also assists with wounds, arthritis, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. It is a vasoconstrictor.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Cypress is used for comfort.
Chemical Constituents: alpha-pinene, camphene, cymene, delta-3-carene
Common Adulterants: Other species of cypress, pine oil, juniper oil, alpha-pinene (synthetic or bioidentical), delta-3-carene (synthetic or bioidentical), myrcene (synthetic or bioidentical)
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy.
Color Energy: Light Blue - Drying