Why You Should Use Cypress As Your August Essential Oil of The Month! - The Organic Goat Lady

Why You Should Use Cypress As Your August Essential Oil of The Month!

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Why You NEED Cypress Essential Oil!

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Why You Should Use Cypress As Your August Essential Oil of The Month!

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.

Scientific Name

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 January’s Essential Oil of the Month 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 as a future Oil of the Month Post.

What is Cypress and where does it come from?

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. The 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.

Mediterranean Cypress tree

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 Essential Oil smell like?

Cypress has a woodsy, earthy clean scent with hints of spice.

How can Cypress benefit you?

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.

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 Refernce is a resource that every Essential Oil enthusiast should own! It also contains  the studies that support this information. You can purchase it from Be Young Using the links on my Essential Oil page.

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!

Why You Should Use Cypress Essential Oil!

How I like to use Cypress!

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.

Why You Should Use Cypress Essential Oil!


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!

Which Essential Oil Brand Should I Use?

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!

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Also please come back after using Cypress and comment below with your opinion of the oil! Part of the reason that I am writing these Oil of the Month posts is so that we can discuss our results and thoughts on the oils. I want to encourage discussion and a community of essential oil enthusiasts!

What do you like most about Cypress? Did you experience any results after using Cypress? If so what were they?

I can’t wait to read your comments! Thank you so much for your participation, I truly appreciate your support!

If you are interested in reading the rest of the Essential Oil of The Month posts here are the links to help you find them:

January-Why You Should Use Frankincense Essential Oil As Your January Oil of The Month!

February-Why You Should Use Dill Essential Oil As Your February Oil of The Month!

March-Why You Should Use Roman Chamomile As Your March Oil of The Month

April-Why You Should Use Turmeric Essential Oil As Your April Oil of The Month

May-Why You Should Use Geranium As Your May Essential Oil Of The Month!

June-Why You Should Use Myrrh As Your June Essential Oil of The Month!

July- Why You Should Use Birch As Your July Essential Oil of The Month!

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