Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Cypress essential oil-
Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Parts used: Leaves and twigs
Countries of Origin: France, Italy, Corsica, Sicily, North Africa, Spain, Portugal.
Point of interest: Ancient Greeks and Romans planted it on temple and burial grounds. (Battaglia)
Perfumery note: Middle to Base
Color: Colorless to pale yellow
Aroma: Reminisciant of juniper and pine. Soft and sweet
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist
Energetics: TCM-regulates the flow of blood. Mojay-Cypress promotes the circulation of Qi. Associated with the Metal and Water Elements. (Battaglia)
Blends well with: Florals-lavender, Linden blossom. Woods-Sandalwood, Rosewood, Pine. Citrus-Lemon, Orange, Bergamot. Herbals-Clary Sage, Rosemary. Others-Benzoin, Juniper.
Mode of application: Bath, topical, compress, inhalation, diffuser.
Safety information: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non- sensitizing. Do not use oxidized oil. No contraindications.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under the direction of a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.