Cypress is most useful for its astringent properties. Cypress is most commonly used topically on the skin to reduce swelling and excess fluid. It works well for oily skin and sweaty feet. It helps relieve twitchy legs and leg cramping.
Liz Fulcher of the Aromatic Wisdom Institute has a great article about Cypress HERE.
Plant Part: Cones, Leaves, Twigs
Processed: Steam Distilled
Chemical family: monoterpenes
Aroma: Balsamic, sweet, and woodsy
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Max Dermal Use: None suggested
Safety Concerns: None suggested
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Cypress provides emotional support during periods of grief and trauma. It eases our transition and helps us move on with our lives. It supports unconditional love, while providing clarity and perspective on difficult situations.
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.
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- Latin Name:
- Cupressus sempervirens
- At a Glance:
- Cypress is most useful for it’s astringent (contracts and tightens tissue) and diuretic (relieves excess fluids and swelling) properties.
- Certified Organic, Spain
- astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, antispasmodic, antirheumatic
- a-pinene (49.01%), d3-carene (22.55%)
- Steam Distilled:
- May 2017
- Shelf Life:
- 2-3 Years (approx.)