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Cypress- Italian Essential Oil

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Welcome the enchanting fragrance of nature into your home with Edens Garden's Cypress essential oil. With its elegant woodsy aroma, Cypress essential oil not only enhances your space but also provides a touch of tranquility and calm.

Cypress trees, renowned for their longevity and spiritual significance, have been an integral part of various cultures. The trees' tall and upright growth was believed to guide the departed souls heavenward more easily. Today, we capture the essence of these majestic conifers to bring you an essential oil that's as uplifting as it is soothing. Extracted from the leaves of the evergreen tree through steam distillation, Cypress essential oil is a testament to the serene beauty of nature.

Incorporating Cypress essential oil into your daily life is simple. Pop a few drops into your diffuser to fill your space with its woodsy aroma, or blend it with a carrier oil for a grounding massage. You can also add it to your skincare routine—mix it with your favorite lotion or cream for a refreshing boost. And here's a fun DIY tip: create a natural deodorant by combining Cypress oil with coconut oil and baking soda. Remember, always do a patch test before topical use and dilute with a carrier oil. Experience the serenity and wellness benefits of Cypress essential oil and let it transport you to a peaceful forest retreat, right in the comfort of your home!

Not sure which Cypress is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!


Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens

Origin: Crete

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Leaves

Note: Middle

Family: Cupressaceae

Synonym: Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress

Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins

Aroma: Piney, earthy, and terpenic

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Cypress essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Cypress essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a circulation enhancing skin-nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to ½ cup of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. For a physical recovery blend add the mixture to your pain relief and anti-inflammatory bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
Is Cypress essential oil safe for dogs?
  • Animals such as dogs metabolize essential oils very differently than humans. If choosing to use Cypress essential oil around your dog, it’s important to look out for warning signs such as behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy. Stop using essential oils around your dog if you notice these signs, and don’t use essential oils around small dogs, puppies and pregnant dogs. We don’t recommend applying essential oils to your pup or administering oils orally without consulting a holistic veterinarian. You may diffuse small amounts of oil around your dog, but be sure to do so in a well-ventilated room where your dog can leave if desired.
What is Cypress essential oil used for?
  • Italian Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, when distilled is crystal clear. Its thin consistency and high monoterpene it has a short shelf life and its content enables it to assist clear breathing and safeguard your health between seasons. It is a known antiseptic, can reduce overactive sweat glands, improve circulation and ease tension. It has analgesic and antiinflammatory properties and potential as a wound healer. Used in a DIY deodorant recipe, it will inhibit the growth of bacteria that leads to body odor from sweat glands. It’s shelf life is a mere 3 years and may easily oxidize so be sure to keep the cap on your essential oils to reduce oxidation. You can also easily extend its shelf life by keeping Cypress essential oil away from heat and direct sunlight and by storing it in a cool dark place.
How to use Cypress essential oil for bedwetting?
  • In the case of Nocturnal Enuresis, aka bedwetting, research is somewhat lacking. However, there is evidence that approximately “3500 years ago, Papyrus Ebers described that cypress, juniper berries, and beer might be used to treat the issue. Although there is lack of enough evidence, some herbs, such as St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), infusions of horsetail, or corn silk (Zea mays), are considered to be helpful to regulate bladder function.” Further evidence on the use of Cypress essential oil is necessary to confirm that any historical use is effective.
Can you have an allergic reaction to Cypress essential oil?
  • This essential oil is fine to use on the skin when properly diluted. However a word of caution on oils made up of monoterpenes like Cypress. If an essential oil is old an oxidized, meaning that oxygen exposure has chemically changed the make up of the oil, it can cause skin sensitization. For this reason, it is recommended to avoid the use of this oil topically if it is old and oxidized. It would be preferable instead to use what remains in the bottle in DIY cleaning blends for the home. To extend the life of essential oils, store them in a cool dark place such as the refrigerator and keep the bottles capped when not in use.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Cypress batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cupressus sempervirens. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Cypress, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the affected area and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)

OILY SKIN: Add to a amber glass bottle: 4 drops of Cypress, 1 drop of Carrot Seed, 4 drops of Frankincense frereana, 3 drops of Lavender (French) and 2 ounces witch hazel and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well to combine before applying a couple of drops to a cotton swab and applying directly to oily skin. For larger areas, add a teaspoon or two of the mixture to a small basin of warm water; immerse face cloth and use as a compress on the face. Shelf life: 1 week

SUGAR SCRUB: Blend together: 10 drops of Cypress, 10 drops of Tangerine and 15 drops of Rosemary with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Use a spoon to scoop out scrub. Best used in the shower. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the body, focusing on thighs and buttocks. Avoid getting scrub wet to prevent contamination.

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