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Why You Should Use Cypress Essential Oil!
Cypress is an amazing oil and has such a great history! As an Aromatherapist it is an oil that I like to always have on hand.
First let’s look at the scientific name of the Cypress that I use.
It is Cupressus sempervirens.
This might not seem important, but trust me, it is!
As I mentioned in my Frankincense Essential Oil post, some essential oils have lots of different species.
Some of these species can be harmful.
So it is important when purchasing an essential oil to make sure that you read the full scientific name so that you know what you are getting.
For example, eucalyptus essential oil is an oil that I use on my kids for respiratory concerns and immune support.
But, some varieties of eucalyptus essential oil can actually stop a small child’s breathing!
We’ll discuss this more when we discuss eucalyptus in a future post.
What is Cypress Oil?
I’m sure that most of us are familiar with cypress trees.
Living in southwest Florida I see lots of cypress trees. They are everywhere!
If you’ve never seen them in person then I’m sure that you’ve seen pictures of them or have seen them in movies.
They are always in swamp scenes portraying the Everglades.
Usually with a few alligators floating around them like fallen logs.
Cupressus sempervirens, however, is the Mediterranean Cypress.
This species is native to the eastern Mediterranean area, Albania, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Italy etc.
The Cypress Essential Oil that I use is steam distilled from the needles, cones and twigs of Cypress trees that are grown in Spain.
History of Cypress
The Egyptians dedicated the Cypress tree to their Gods of the underworld.
The Greeks used Cypress to make statues of their Gods and heroes.
Also the Cretans used it to build houses and ships.
Hippocrates himself used Cypress to stop the bleeding of hemorrhoids, gums and internal bleeding.
How awesome is that?!
What does Cypress smell like?
Cypress has a woodsy, earthy clean scent with hints of spice.
Benefits of Cypress Essential Oil
So now that we’ve discussed name, origin, and scent, let’s delve right into what Cypress essential oil is used for and how it will benefit you!
Let me first say that I am not a doctor!
All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe.
Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement.
Cypress Essential Oil Uses
According to Be Young Total Health’s Desk Reference Cypress Essential Oil has many uses.
The Desk reference states that Cypress addresses circulatory issues throughout the body and can lend oxygen to the cells and act as a diuretic and blood thinner, making it a chosen resource for compromised blood vessels, capillaries, and even bleeding gums.
Be Young Total Health also lists the following as traditional and alternative uses of Cypress Essential Oil:
The Be Young Desk Reference is a resource that every Essential Oil enthusiast should own!
More Cypress Oil Uses
According to Jennifer Hochell Pressimone from JennScents Institute, Cypress can be used to stimulate the lymphatic system to elimate toxins and remove cellulite.
For the emotional aspect, she says that Cypress is helpful in times of transition such as death, a move and a change in career. It can assist the body in handling anger, stress and emotions after a traumatic event.
Cypress is also a great concentration and creativity Essential Oil!
Cypress oil benefits that I use!
As stated above from the Be Young Desk Refernce, Cypress has historically been used to increase circulation.
Therefore, I include Cypress in my Circluation/Fluid Moving Blend along with other helpful essential oils.
Cypress is also great mixed in Epsom salt and added to a warm bath for a soak.
This helps the body to not only utilize the circulation aspect of the oil but the diuretic aspect mentioned above as well.
To obtain the emotional benefits of Cypress Essential Oil I would diffuse it.
A contraindication is a medical reason for not using something.
In this case it is a medical reason for why you should not use Cypress Essential Oil.
Below are a list of possible contraindications.
Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using Cypress if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Allergies: People who are sensitive to cedar or peaches might have allergic reactions to cypress.
You also want to make sure that you are using a good quality Cypress Essential Oil.
As an Aromatherapist I would never recommend buying an essential oil at a local store.
I can almost guarantee you that it is not a pure oil.
There are no government regulations on essential oils, so an oil can be diluted by up to 50% and still be marketed as a pure oil.
Which Brand of Essentials Oils Should I Use?
Make sure that you know and trust your source.
If you have a brand that you feel confident in you can use that.
If you aren’t sure about where to get Cypress or if you would like to check out the brand that I use, you can find it on my business website Healing Blends For Life.
Where to buy at discounted prices!
If you are interested in learning how you can buy my preferred brand of essential oils at a discounted price check out my Essential Oil page!
I hope you enjoy Cypress as much as I do!
What do you like most about Cypress?
Did you experience any results after using Cypress?
If so what were they?
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Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. I do not prescribe, diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please consult your health care provider before implementing any of the information provided on this site.
The information provided on this site is completely my own opinion and does not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any other entity.
Any statements or claims regarding health benefits of foods, supplements or essential oils listed on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.