What is Cypress Oil? Where does it come from? And what are the benefits of diffusing it and applying it topically? Cypress is a tree-based oil, giving it an all-natural, earthly clean scent! The cypress tree is a coniferous evergreen which grows in all corners of the world. We use a steam distillation process in order to extract the oils from the tree leaves.
Along with so many other essential oils, Cypress truly is extremely versatile. One of its calling cards is that it could help tighten skin and muscles. Since Cypress is a natural astringent, it causes our gums, skin, muscles and hair follicles to contract which also helps prevent tooth and hair loss. According to Organic Facts, this in turn would also aid in tightening up loose skin. Over at Aroma Outfitters, Cypress is a go-to for post workouts in order to help cramping and soreness. By maintaining a healthy blood flow and improving our overall circulation, Cypress is a wonder for exercise enthusiasts. Blend with a carrier oil for an amazing massage!
Cypress is also known for its powerful antiseptic qualities, making it a common ingredient found in antibacterial lotions and creams. Camphene, which can be used to treat certain skin conditions, is found within Cypress oil. Apply to cuts and wounds when diluted with your favorite carrier oil (coconut, jojoba) but remember to never ingest essential oils.
When diffused, Cypress can alleviate feelings of general anger or even sadness. Most would describe its scent as uplifting and invigorating. By relieving stress and anxiety, Cypress presents itself as a wonderful oil to add to your diffuser. Cypress blends well with most citrus oils, which includes Lemon, Lime, Orange and even Bergamot! For a natural, woodsy scent, one could add Pine, Frankincense, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Sandalwood.
Has great antiseptic qualities- making it ideal for treating wounds
Can help relieve muscle spasms/cramps as well as spasms in the respiratory system
Stimulates feelings of happiness, pacifies feelings of shock or trauma
Add to your toner/moisturizer to help reduce the appearance/shine of oily skin
***Bonus- helps skin tightening! Always make sure to dilute in a carrier oil