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Cypress Essential Oil

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Description

The enchanting fragrance found in nature is purely delivered in Cypress essential oil. Diffusing the oil can bring an elegant woodsy aroma to any space.

 

Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the cypress family, which is a conifer of northern temperate regions. Cypress trees are famous for their longevity.

 

Historically, these trees held spiritual significance. The trees grow tall and point straight upward, and were thought to help the newly departed make their way to heaven more easily.  The essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the evergreen tree through a steam distillation process.

 

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

Details

Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens

Origin: Crete

Method: Steam Distillation

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

Reports
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.

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Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.


OK For Kids: 2+


Kids Max Dilution: 1%


Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

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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