Essential Oil Profile: Cypress

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens

Family: Cupressaceae

Plant Part: Twigs & Needles

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle. element: Water, Metal

Functional Groups: Alcohol, Aldehyde, Ester, Terpene

Type: Relaxing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Kapha

Scent: Woody, smoky

For skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Avoid w/ estrogen dependent conditions such as endometriosis, cysts and cancers. Not to use if have high blood pressure.

Physical Uses: Hemorrhoids, perspiration, varicose veins, cellulite, sore muscles, colds, coughs, menstrual and menopausal problems, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding gums, paper cuts.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Strengthening, grounding, grief, stress and tension.

Other Uses: Deodorant, perfumery, styptic

Blends Well With: Needle/Cone, Peel, Seed, Spice, Wood Oils.

Possible Substitutions: Blue Cypress

References:

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element Books, 1997.

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2011.

http://oilhealthbenefits.com/cypress-essential-oil/

http://www.anniesremedy.com/chart_remedy.php?rem_ID=26

http://aromaweb.com/essential-oils/cypress-oil.asp

https://draxe.com/cypress-essential-oil/

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