Cypress Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Cypress Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens

Oil Overview

Cypress essential oil has a masculine woody and a spicy smell. It is slightly pale yellow in colour and has watery viscosity.

Oil Sources

Originating in the east it is now mostly found in Mediterranean region and is extracted with the help of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Camphene, cymene, pinene, sabinol and terpinolene.

Aroma

Spicy, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Diuretic, Respiratory Tonic, Sedative, Vasoconstrictor

Possible Uses

Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds and Flu, Cramps, Menstrual Pain, Rheumatism, Wounds

Warnings

Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Cypress oil should be avoided during pregnancy.
Before using it as a massage blend, a skin patch test must be done.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood

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