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Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress Oil is one of my favorite essential oils to blend with.
Aromatically, the woody aroma of Cypress Oil blends well with a number of essential oils including other woody oils, mint oils, the citrus oils, especially grapefruit, and it is beautiful when blended in low dilution with florals.
Cypress Oil is one of the first essential oils that I reach for when I'm tired or need help being able to concentrate.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody, evergreen aroma.
Cypress Oil Uses
Excessive perspiration, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, oily skin, rheumatism, vericose veins. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-65.]
[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1976-1978 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1979), 18. B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1981-1987 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1989), 29-30. B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 20 no. 4, 1995), 34. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 265.]
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any known hazards for Cypress Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil topically if it has oxidized as skin sensitization is more likely. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 265.]
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