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Guide to Cypress Essential Oil

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Guide to Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress tree is an evergreen tree found mainly in the mediterranean regions. Cypress oil is obtained from the twigs and leaves (needles) of the cypress tree and has various health benefits including a calming and soothing effect on the body.

Scientific Name/Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens
Oil Origin: Leaves and twigs
Consistency: Thin
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Fresh, woody, and herbaceous
Odor strength: Medium
Color: Colorless to pale yellow


Nervous System Support
Calming and soothing effect on the nerves, promoting relaxation and easing feelings of stress and anxiety.
Muscular Pain Relief
Helps soothe muscular cramps. Provides relief from arthritis and rheumatic pain, supporting overall muscle comfort.
Discharge of excess fluids
Aids in the natural discharge of excess fluid from the body, assisting in detoxification and maintaining a healthy fluid balance.
Menstrual Pain Reduction
Helps reduce menstrual pain, and alleviates discomfort.
Respiratory Support
Helps reduce symptoms of asthma, whooping cough, and bronchitis, facilitating easier breathing.

Ways to use

Foot bath

Removes excess fluid from the body and controls sweaty feet

Step 1:
Add 4 to 5 drops of Cypress oil to a small tub filled with warm water
Step 2:
Soak feet in the water to deodorize and reduce excess perspiration

Steamer or vaporizer

Helpful in vapor therapy to ease all breathing difficulties

Step 1:
Add 1 or 2 drops of the oil to a vaporizer filled with water
Step 2:
Inhale the steam to get relief from respiratory issues

Topical application or massage

When used in a massage oil cypress helps to calm an angry, irritable and stressed-out person, clears skin and helps reduce menstrual pain and swelling associated with varicose veins.

Step 1:
Add few drops of Cypress oil to a carrier oil or a daily cream( 3 to 4 drops of essential oil for every tablespoon of carrier oil )
Step 2:
Massage onto hands and legs with long strokes.


  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
  • Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
  • Never intake essential oils orally.
  • Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
  • If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.
  • Keep away from pets and children.