Cypress Essential Oil is the strong and distinctly aromatic essence obtained by steam distillation from the needles and leaves or wood and bark of select Cypress tree species. For centuries, Cypress Essential Oil has been hailed in aromatherapy for its medicinal properties, as well as for a variety of rejuvenating and botanical benefits
Cypress has been used in traditional remedies in multiple parts of the world to treat pain and inflammation, skin conditions, headaches, colds, and coughs, and its oil remains a popular ingredient in many natural formulations addressing similar ailments. Cypress Essential Oil contains camphene a strong antiseptic that speeds up the healing process of wounds and infection. Cypress Essential Oil has both haemostatic and styptic properties. This means that it can stop blood flow and promote clotting whilst also constricting blood vessels to stop excessive blood flow.
Used in aromatherapy, Cypress Essential Oil is known for its strong woodsy scent, which is known to help clear airways and promote deep, relaxed breathing. This aroma is further reputed to have an energizing and refreshing influence on the mood while helping to keep the emotions grounded. When included in an aromatherapy massage, it is known to support healthy circulation and confers an especially soothing touch that has made it popular in blends addressing tired, restless, or aching muscles.
Used topically, Cypress Essential Oil is known to be purifying and to help improve the appearance of acne and blemishes, making it especially suitable for inclusion in cosmetic formulations intended for oily skin. Also known as a powerful astringent, Cypress Essential Oil makes a great addition to toning products to tighten the skin and impart a sense of invigoration. Cypress Oil’s pleasant aroma has made it a popular essence in natural deodorants and perfumes, shampoos and conditioners – particularly masculine varieties. For a simple boost to your usual beauty routines, add a couple drops of Cypress Essential Oil to your usual facial scrubs or toners, or to your favorite shampoo or conditioner for a cleansing, balancing and toning influence on the skin and scalp.