- NEW! Essential Oils - Therapeutic Grade
- Green Valley Aromatherapy Single Essential Oils
- Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Essential Oil - 5 ml
All of Green Valley Aromatherapy's essential oils are batch tested for quality and purity by gas chromatography, ensuring that you are receiving a 100% pure, top quality product. These are therapeutic grade essential oils, and should be used with care.
General Properties of Cypress Essential Oil
Description of Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree to produce a colourless to yellowy essential oil. The region where Cypress essential oil is produced is in the Mediterranean. Its main chemical components contain d-pinene, d-camphene, d-sylvestrene, terpenic alcohol and camphor of Cypress.
Cypress essential oil has some wonderful astringent properties, making it helpful in treating edema, excessive perspiration, and even over-heavy menstruation. This oil has been used in the treatment of cellulite by helping to improve circulation and reduce the amount of fluid that is retained in the body's tissue, as well as with varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The deodorant and astringent properties of Cypress essential oil make it the ideal candidate for use in a footbath when dealing with excessive perspiration of the feet (helps with smelly feet, too!).
Cypress essential oil is also antispasmodic, especially on the bronchi, so it is a great oil to use when treating asthma, coughs or whooping cough through direct inhalation (place a drop on a tissue or in a diffuser). Asthmatic sufferers will benefit from Cypress essential oil being used in the bedroom.
The aroma has a stimulating and elevating effect on the mind and psyche, which helps to relieve and quell anger. This essential oil may help to calm angry, stressed out individuals.
Cypress essential oil blends well with Bergamot essential oil, Clary Sage essential oil, Juniper essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Orange essential oil, Rosemary essential oil and Sandalwood essential oil.
Specific Cautions for Cypress Essential Oil
Avoid if you have hypertension or any history of estrogen-dependent cancers. Avoid during pregnancy.
References about Cypress Essential Oil
Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:
- Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
- Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
- Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)
Note and Disclaimer
The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.
Product Specifications for Cypress Essential Oil
|Botanical Name:||Cupressus sempervirens|
|Method of Extraction:||Steam Distillation|
|Solubility in Oil:||Soluble|
|Solubility in Water:||Insoluble|
|Solubility in Alcohol:||Soluble|
|Safety Information:||Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.|
|More Information:||A MSDS sheet is available for this product.