Cypress essential oil is one of the more popular oils used in aromatherapy due to its many health benefits. The botanical name for cypress is Cupressus sempervirens and the oil is extracted from the stems, needles and young twigs of the cypress evergreen tree. It has a clean, spicy but masculine aroma that is uplifting and energizing.
Its antibacterial properties and spicy, masculine aroma make it an important ingredient in many deodorants made for men. It’s also used in some cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. However, Cypress essential oil benefits many of the following health conditions.
1. Cypress Oil for Respiratory Disorders
doTERRA Cypress Essential Oil 15 mlCypress oil has antispasmodic properties that help to relax the respiratory system and its antibacterial properties help to clear up infections in many people. Cypress may help clear phlegm, mucus and congestion that sometimes settle in the lungs and respiratory system. For this reason, many people use this oil to treat asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and other respiratory disorders.
2. Cypress Oil for Stress and Anxiety
Cypress essential oil has sedative properties that may help to calm the mind and body along with stimulating properties that tend to evoke a sense of happiness. These two properties help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression so you feel better emotionally, mentally and physically. Many users say it also helps to treat their insomnia because it helps them relax and fall asleep faster.
3. Cypress Oil Is A Must Have In The Bedroom
Since cypress oil stimulates blood flow, you need to have a bottle by your bedside. Great for both men and women, apply on your thighs (dilute it first) about half an hour before your intimate time.
Here’s a recipe that will help both of you (but especially her) enjoy this time to the max:
- 5 drops cypress oil
- 4 drops ylang-ylang oil
- 3 drops orange oil
- carrier oil to fill a 5 ml roller bottle
4. Cypress Oil Helps Fight Infection and Bacteria
Cypress oil has antiseptic properties that help to clean and heal cuts, scrapes and abrasions, which also prevents infections and antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria. This makes this oil an excellent choice for treating both internal and external wounds. It’s used in many skin care products such as body lotions, creams and soaps.
5. Cypress Essential Oil Benefits for Various Health Problems
The antispasmodic properties in cypress may help to reduce spasms, inflammation and fluid while increasing blood circulation. This is why many people use it to treat conditions like carpal tunnel, arthritis, varicose veins, cellulite and sore muscles. The diuretic properties in cypress increases urination, which helps to remove toxins from the body while lowering cholesterol levels.
Its hemostatic properties are believed to promote blood clotting to slow down bleeding, which is very important if you have an open wound. Many users believe that the astringent properties help tighten muscles and loose skin in addition to reducing hair loss and promoting healthy gums and teeth.
Cypress Oil Blends Well With These Oils
Clary Sage Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.
Blending oils together will increase the effectiveness of essential oils and cypress blends well with the following oils:
- Clary Sage
Knowing which oils blend well with cypress is important because it will help you create essential oil recipes that are more effective.
Safety Tips and Precautions
100 percent pure cypress oil is considered safe to use, but applying topically excessively or without diluting may cause skin sensitization. Take the time to test for allergies before using this oil and keep it away from the eyes, nose and ears. Avoid using or use extreme caution if pregnant or nursing to ensure the safety of you and your child.
Cypress oil is a very popular essential oil due to its ability to help treat many common health problems.