Cypress cupressus sempervirens
Description: Cypress is a perennial tree that is found in the Mediterranean region. It has a wood and masculine smell, with evergreen foliage. The oil is obtained from the needles and twigs of young branches by steam distillation.
Properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Sedative and Vasoconstrictor
Historical Uses: Cypress has be used to enliven and regulate the flow of blood in the body and has been beneficial to conditions such as varicose veins, nosebleeds and heavy bleeding during menstruation. It is also calming in nature and may help calm nerves, irritations and relieve stress.
More Information on Cypress:
Use aromatically to calm anger and irritability, stress or asthma.
Use topically to clear oily skin and to help broken or varicose veins.
Blends well With: Clary Sage, Lemon, Geranium, Bergamot, Lavender, Marjoram, Frankincense and Citrus oils.
Cypress Essential Oil Application
Can be use aromatically
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT)
Swollen Feet and Ankles Relief
6 drops Cypress essential oil
6 drops Lavender essential oil
6 drops Lemongrass essential oil
6 drops Grapefruit essential oil
1/4 cup Carrier Oil
Mix all oils in a glass bottle and roll between the palm of your hands to blend. Apply a nickel size amount to the palm of your hands and massage on your feet and ankles in long strokes up towards your heart.
Varicose and Spider Veins
3 drops Cypress essential oil
2 drops Wild Orange essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
2 tablespoons Carrier Oil of choice
Mix all the ingredients above in a small glass bottle. Apply to the legs twice daily, massaging the oil mixture in well, moving in the direction of the heart to improve blood flow and reduce the appearance and discomfort of spider and varicose veins.