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Cypress, Wildcrafted

Cypress, Wildcrafted


Pure Therapeutic Cypress essential oil, Wildcrafted

Botanical name :  Cupressus sempervirens

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs

Aroma :  Sweet balsamic

Note classification : Base        Odor Intensity :

Key constituents :  Delta-3-carene, alpha-pinene, terpinolene, cedrol, camphene, sabinene         (Certificate of Analysis available upon request)

Shelf Life : 2 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.

Plant description :  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 :  Spain , France

Growing Practices :   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.

Properties :  Antimicrobial,  antiseptic,  antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, vasoconstrictor

Uses / Benefits :  Varicose veins, strengthens blood capillaries, helps reduce fluid retention, diabetes, improves breathing, soothes cough and minor chest discomfort, helps regulate female hormones/menses.  Can be used as a fixative for natural perfume making.

Fragrant influences:  Calming, grounding, purifying, balances the nerves, relieves muscle tension, helps create a sense of security,  improves ability to manage emotional trauma, soothes anger, eases stress, uplifting, promotes concentration and focus, promotes restful sleep, helps reduce cellulite

Safety :  Avoid using while pregnant or breast feeding. 

Blends well with :  Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Lavender, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood

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. 


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.


Precautions : 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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