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Essential Oil Spotlight - Cypress - (Cupressus sempervirens)

Fresh, woody with an evergreen scent, cypress is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of the conifer tree or shrub. It is considered a middle-base note.

According to, "Cupressus sempervirens, the Mediterranean cypress (also known as Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, Persian cypress, or pencil pine), is a species of cypress native to the eastern Mediterranean region, in northeast Libya, southern Albania, southern coastal Croatia (Dalmatia), southern Montenegro, southern Greece, southern Turkey, Cyprus, northern Egypt, western Syria, Lebanon, Malta, the Palestine region, Italy, western Jordan, and also a disjunct population in Iran."

"In times of old, cypress was used in distilleries as staves. Before stainless steel was invented, it held mash ferments to make alcohol." (wikipedia)

"In cosmetics it is used as astringent, firming, anti-seborrheic, anti-dandruff, anti-aging and as fragrance." (wikipedia) Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes red skin with scaly patches, usually on the scalp.

Cypress is a very aromatic oil that may have a calming and soothing effect on stressed, and irritable people. According to, in a study dated, June 2, 2014, Chemical composition, antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of the essential oil and methanol extract of the Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.) "Cupressus sempervirens is a medicinal plant traditional, its dried leaves are used in treatment of stomach pain, diabetes, inflammation, toothache, laryngitis and as contraceptive. The results presented here may suggest that the Eo and extracts of C. sempervirens possess antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties, and therefore, can be used as natural preservative ingredients in food and/or pharmaceuticals."

Published in 2015 in the Journal of Chemistry, the study, Chemical Composition, Antioxidant Potential, and Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oil Cones of Tunisian Cupressus sempervirens showed that "Cupressus sempervirens essential oil is used externally for headache, colds, cough, and bronchitis."

In an article published on December 30, 2014, on, titled, Aromatherapy for the menopause - National Women's Health, cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) may be useful for fluid retention, hot flashes, sweating and irritability.


Emotional and Mental Uses:

Used for emotional and mental stability, renewal, reduces anger and grief, spiritual understanding, helpful in letting go of pain, and purification.

Physical Uses:

Circulatory system support, support the muscular system, mature skin, tonic, support the excretory system, hot flashes, perspiration.

Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, jasper, Herkimer diamond, pink calcite, obsidian, rhodonite, rose quartz are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood, All Citrus’, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Ylang Ylang.


Diffuse, bath, massage, topical


Avoid if you are having trouble getting pregnant or staying pregnant, possible skin sensitization, always dilute. *1

Please dilute accordingly. ​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - 4% adult bad cold, infection, acute pain (18-24 drops)

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*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print

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