Fresh, vibrant, and woody, Cypress is the oil to reach for when change is looming, and you need support and strength to flow with the motions. When you feel stuck in a situation or need to change your fixed mindset, Cypress can help you adapt and bend just as the Cypress tree itself does in a raging storm.
Cypress essential oil is derived from tall evergreen trees in Southern Europe and Western Asia. In ancient Rome, it was associated with magic, crossroads, the underworld, and often used to fumigate the air during cremations to ensure the right passage of the soul. Nowadays it offers a vast array of physical and emotional benefits.
Because of its antispasmodic properties, it can help with spasms in the respiratory system, and the intestines, as well as muscle cramps, restless legs, and the associated pain. Use 1-2 drops with 2-4 drops of carrier oil and apply topically.
Affirmation: “I embrace changes in peaceful, harmonious, and positive ways..”
Cypress essential oil promotes blood clotting which aids in the treatment of endometriosis and heavy periods. It also helps relieve muscle aches, arthritis, and carpal tunnel. Use 1-2 drops with 2-4 drops of carrier oil and apply topically.
To tighten loose skin and muscles, aid with the reduction of varicose veins, and reduce the appearance of cellulite, apply 2-3 drops direct to the affected area.
Cypress essential oil helps clear coughs and congestion in the respiratory tracts making it easier to breath. Add to a flannel in the bottom of the shower or direct to your bath water and inhale.
Due to the presence of camphene and antiseptic properties, it has the ability to heal wounds and prevent infections. It’s often found in antiseptic lotions and creams. It also prevents acne by helping remove built up toxins.
Cypress essential oil has a calming, sedative effect, making it perfect in times of high stress or trauma. But it can also be used for regular day to day anxieties, upsets, or during upheavals when you may need help letting go of what’s not serving you.
Diffuse some woody Cypress in a diffuser to create emotional balance and help treat anxiety and restlessness, and give yourself a little bit of motivation and self-confidence.
Blends well with Lavender, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and citrus essential oils like Bergamot.
Please note: To be used by adults only. Avoid whilst pregnant.