Pure Therapeutic Cypress essential oil, Wildcrafted
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs
Delta-3-carene, alpha-pinene, terpinolene, cedrol, camphene, sabinene
Botanical family: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Cypress is a very old species of evergreen tree that is indigenous to the Mediterranean, and now grows in coastal areas of Europe, North Africa and the Balkan countries. The trees can reach a height of up to 150 feet, and are remarkably long-lived. Some cypress trees are thought to be over 2000 years old! The trees produce dark green foliage and male and female cones that turn brown when mature.
Regions of Production
Plants indigenous to the region are harvested from the wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Replanting is done yearly to ensure the availability of the species.
History / Fun Facts
The Greek word sempervivirens means "live forever". The ancient Cretins and Phoenicians used the wood for ship building. Cypress was used to build sarcaphagi in ancient Egypt. The Greeks used cypress wood to carve statues of their gods. According to some legends, the cross of Jesus was made of cypress.
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, vasoconstrictor
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Beneficial in the management of oily skin, oily hair and dandruff. Helps strengthens blood capillaries, and visibly reduce varicose veins. Can help in reducing cellulite and improve the appearance of the skin. Useful in the prevention of hair loss. Helps reduce fluid retention (edema), beneficial in the management of diabetes. Improves breathing, soothes cough and minor chest discomfort, helps in the management of asthma. Helps regulate female hormones/menses. Promotes relaxation and helps relieve muscle tension. Can be used as a fixative for natural perfume making.
Calming, uplifting, grounding, purifying, balances the nerves. Helps create a sense of security, improves ability to manage emotional trauma, soothes anger, and eases stress, promotes concentration and focus, promotes restful sleep. Helpful in the management of grief and bereavement, providing spiritual comfort and encouraging letting go. In the same way, Cypress is useful for depression by supporting the process of letting go of that which is no longer useful for our lives (Battaglia, 2003; Mojay, 1997).
Blends well with
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Lavender, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Avoid using while pregnant or breast feeding.
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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