cypress essential oil

Cypress essential oil description

Cypress essetial oil is obtained from the needle-bearing tree of coniferous and decidous regions. It comes from the Cupressaceae family. The cypress tree is an evergreen, with small, rounded and woody cones. It has scalelike leaves and tiny flowers. of this tree. Defining features of this tree are its upright and tall form. These tress can grow to exceptional heights of 60 to 80 feet tall. The foliage of the cypress tree is dark green and scale like. The tree also produces cones that are 1.5 inches across. These cones are woody and scaly and sually take two years mature.

Cypress essential oil is obtained by steam distillation for hours from the leaves and branches of the Cupresus sempervirens of the Cupressaceae family, obtaining a mobile liquid oil, yellowish in color and an odor ranging between turpentine and oil of Juniper, with a yield between 0.5 and 1%. Historically, its distillation has been carried out in France and Spain, although at present the largest part of the product marketed by the firms comes from Spain and Morocco.

Cypress essential oilervirens distillation occurs throughout the year.

Cypress oil benefits

  • Eliminates respiratory conditions: Cypress essential oil clears up congestion and eliminates phlegm that builds up in the respiratory tract and lungs. The oil calms the respiratory system and works as an antispasmodic agent treating even more severe respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. Cypress oil is also an antibacterial agent, giving it the ability to treat respiratory infections that are caused by bacterial overgrowth.
  • Promotes blood clotting: cypress essential oil has the power to stop excess blood flow, and it promotes the clotting of blood. This is due to its hemostatic and astringent properties. Cypress essential oil leads to the contraction of blood vessels, which stimulates the flow of blood and promotes the contraction of skin, muscles, hair follicles and gums. Its astringent properties allow cypress oil to tighten your tissues, strengthening hair follicles and making them less likely to fall out.The hemostatic properties in cypress oil stop the flow of blood and promote clotting when needed. These two beneficial qualities work together to heal wounds, cuts and open sores quickly. This is why cypress essential oil is helpful in reducing heavy menstruation; it can also serve as a natural fibroid treatment and endometriosis remedy.
  • Warts: Cypress essential oil is a common treatment for warts, which can be caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The antibacterial properties of cypress oil make it an excellent treatment for many skin conditions. Since it’s also an antiviral, it may help control warts. If you have warts and aren’t sure of the cause, it’s best to speak to a doctor.
  • Cuts, wounds, and infections: Because cypress essential oil is antibacterial, cypress essential oil can help clean, heal cuts and external and internal wounds, and it prevents infections.
  • Aids toxin removal: Cypress essential oil is a diuretic, so it helps the body flush out toxins that exist internally. It also increases sweat and perspiration, wich allows the body to quickly remove toxins, excess salt and water. This can be beneficial to all systems in the body, and it prevents acne and other skin conditions that are due to toxic buildup. This also benefits and cleanses the liver, and it helps lower choresterol levels naturally.
  • Varicose veins and  cellulite: Many people use essential oils to treat varicose veins. Varicose veins are usually caused by poor circulation, weak veins, and blood pooling. So it’s often recommended that massage be used to soothe the pain and swelling associated with varicose veins. Cypress essential oil can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite, wich is the appearance of orange peel or cottage cheese skin on the legs, butt, stomach and back of the arms. This is often due to fluid retention, lack of circulaiton, weak collagen structure and increased body fat. Because cypress oil is a diuretic, it helps the body remove excess water and salt that can lead to fluid retention. It also stimulates circulation by increasing blood flow. Use cypress oil topically to treat varicose veins, cellulite and any other condition that is caused by poor circulation, such hemorrhoids.
  • Muscle pain: Cypress essential oil is antispasmodic qualities, it inhibits problems associated with spams, such as muscle cramps and muscle pulls. It’s effective in relieving restless leg syndrome a neurological conditioin characterized by throbbing, pulling and uncontrollable spasms in the legs. Cypress oil is also a natural treatment for carpal tunnel, it effectively reduces the pain that is associeated with this condition. Carpal tunnel is inflammation of a very smell opening just below the base of the wrist. The tunnel that holds the nerves and connects the forearm to the palm and fingers is very small, so it is prone to swelling and inflammation caused by overuse, hormonal changes or arthritis. It drecreases fluid retention, a common cause of carpal tunnel, it also stimulates blood flow and reduces inflammation. Cypress essential oil improves circulation, giving in the power to clear up cramps, as well as aches and pains. Some cramps are due to a buildup of lactic acid, wich is cleared away with cypress oil is diuretic properties, thereby relieving discomfort.
  • Body odor: Because cypress essential oil has a pleasant aroma, it’s often added to natural deodorant because it can reduce unpleasant body odor.
  • Anxiety and stress: Cypress essential oil has sedative effects, and it indices a calm and relaxed feeling when used aromatically or topically. It is also energizing, and it stimulates feelings of happiness and ease. This can be particularly helpful for people who are undergoing emotional stress, having trouble sleeping, or have experienced recent trauma or shock.

cyress oil uses

  • Cypress essential oil is a tonic and a sebum balancer for oily skin. It tones tissue and causes small blood vessels to contract, wich helps to reduce the apperance of broken capillaries.
  • Has a notable astringent action. Its woody, masculine aroma makes it an excellent choice for inclusion in aftershave.
  • You can add it oil desodorant and insect-repellent blends or use it in a mouthwash to treat pyorrhea.
  • Is a good wound oil, as it stops or reduces exernal bleeding.
  • The circulation-stimulanting properties of cypress oil increase energy, warm cold hands and feet, and ease muscle cramps and rheumatism.
  • Used in hot compresses, baths and massage blends, it relieves painful cramps and spasms in the uterus, regulates the menstrual cycle and reduces heavy blood loss. It can be a helpful oil to treat PMS and the unpleasant sysmptoms of menopause.
  • A cypress inhalation and chest rub willl help the spasms of asthma, coughs, bronchitis and whooping coug.
  • The strongly astringent and circulatory tonic properties of cypress essential oil will be of value wherever there is an excess of fluid or poor circulation, such as in edema, heavy sweating, hemorrhoids, vomiting or heavy periods and also helps in the treatment of pyorrhea. Cold compresses using this oil will help to soothe and reduce hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
  • Is very helpful with problems of the reproductive system (menstrual and menopausal problems). It removes excess liquid from the body, thus reducing edema. By increasing the flow of urine it can ease the symptoms of cystitis and urethritis.
  • To use cypress essential oil as a natural remedy for anxiety and anxiousness, add five drops of oil to a warm-water bath or diffuser. It can be especially helpful to diffuse cypress oil at night, beside your bed, to treat restlessness or symptoms of insomnia.I

Cypress oil organoleptic properties

Cypress essential oil is a mobile liquid, pale yellow to yellow, with a characteristic, terpenic, fresh and sweet olor.

Olor cypress oil

 Terpenic, fresh and sweet odor

Colour cypress oil

From pale yellow to yellow

Appearance cypress oil

Mobile liquid

Cypress oil Components

The three main chemical components of cypress essential oil are α-pinene, carene, and limonene. Both limonene and α-pinene are part of the monoterpene group and have strong uplifting characteristics. Α-Pinene is also known as a chemical with powerful renewing properties.





The therapeutic properties of cypress essential oil are as follows:

  • Antipasmodic
  • Antisudorific
  • Antitussive
  • Astringent
  • Circulatory
  • Diuretic
  • Hepatic
  • Restorative
  • Vasoconstructor
  • Venous decongestant

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