Cypress ( Cupressus sempervirens )
Cypress is useful for visible veins and cellulite and in optimising a healthy immune system. Cypress essential oil is an excellent womens oil, especially during menstruation and the menopause. It has a sweet, warm and woody aroma.
It is beneficial in conditions of excess fluid, such as bleeding, nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, heavy perspiration, cough and bronchitis, hemorrhages and fluid retention. The antispasmodic action is very useful for asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, emphysema and influenza.
Furthermore, cypress oil soothes muscular cramps, helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, helps to ease arthritis and rheumatic pain and it is also beneficial to oily as well as congested skin and wounds.
Burners and vaporizers
It is useful in vapor therapy for all breathing difficulty, such as asthma, emphysema, whooping cough and bronchitis. It also helps to calm the mind and dispel anger.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Cypress oil can be used as a massage oil or diluted in the bath for arthritis, asthma, cellulite, cramps, diarrhea, sweaty feet, rheumatism, varicose veins, heavy menstruation and menopause.
Lotions and creams
In a cream base, cypress oil can be used for varicose and broken veins, as well as clearing an oily and congested skin.
Used diluted on a cold compress, it is very effective for a nosebleed.
If it is added to a footbath, it will help control perspiration with it astringent and deodorant properties.
Cypress oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well together, cypress oil blends particularly well with bergamot, clary sage, lavender, juniper, pine, marjoram, sandalwood, Rosemary, Frankincense and all the citrus oils.