~ CYPRESS ~
Organic, Steam Distilled Leaves (Needles) & Cones, Crete
Keywords: ACCEPTANCE, CLARITY, STRENGTH
Cypress oil strengthens and supports the Heart energies. Cypress oil is distilled from the leaves (needles) and cones of the column shaped, evergreen Cypress tree from the Mediterranean region of Europe. It has a distinctly clean, fresh, woody aroma that’s light and clear with a hint of spice and is reminiscent of pine and juniperberry.
Cypress oil has been used for ritual cleansing and to promote health since ancient times. It was considered a symbol for life after death and in the ancient temples of Egypt it was burnt along with Pine and Juniper to cleanse the atmosphere. Cypress oil’s medicinal uses were inscribed on papyri and its wood was often used to fashion the sarcophagi of the Egyptian aristocracy.
Often planted close together to act as a screen from the elements the Cypress tree is commonly seen in many gardens of southern Europe and frequently found in cemeteries there. The ancient Greeks dedicated the Cypress tree to the god Pluto, Lord of the Underworld. The Greek philosopher Aristotle was reported to have said that Cypress was conducive to health.
Cypress is a comforting fragrance and often recommended during times of uncertainty and to smooth life transitions for both male and female, especially those associated with grief and the loss of love.
Cypress oil’s effect upon our human energy system is decidedly Yang and denotes its ability to stabilize and give direction and purpose. In perfumery Cypress is often used in colognes and men’s aftershave lotions.
Cypress oil’s natural effect is to unify and give practical structure to the day-to-day matters of life.
Helpful support for the visionary process and for bringing dreams into reality!
An antidepressant Cypress oil gives comfort, stimulates mental energy and strengthens the capacity to concentrate.
Cypress oils supports one’s ability to focus and develop new structures in the face of evolutionary change.
Curbs excesses of the Body, Mind and Spirit!
Cypress oil stimulates blood circulation and is restorative and calming. Helpful for relieving nervous tension held deep within the body.
A hemostat Cypress oil’s powerful astringent qualities makes it an effective tonic for the circulatory and nervous systems.
Cypress oil is the essential oil most often used to strengthen and support healthy functioning of the heart and circulatory system. Has been recommended for softening walls of hardened arteries and to strengthen weak connective tissue.
A decongestant Cypress’ astringent action strengthens and tones the cardio-vascular system, making it beneficial for relieving circulatory and lymphatic congestion.
Its astringent properties make Cypress effective for conditions associated with congestion of lymph or blood circulation such as rheumatism, arthritis and sinusitis.
A powerful vasoconstrictor Hippocrates is said to have recommended Cypress herb for treating severe bleeding hemorrhoids. Prepare Cypress pure essential oil as a topical salve to treat hemorrhoids.
FAST RELIEF FOR HEMORRHOIDS – CYPRESS HEALING SALVE (Makes about 2 ounces)
¼ CUP PURE LIGHT COCONUT OIL
1 TBSP (HEAPING) BEES WAX – less makes your salve softer, more firmer
30-40 DROPS CYPRESS PURE ESSENTIAL OIL
OPTIONAL: May add a few drops of vitamin E oil
Put the bees wax into the pure light coconut oil and heat in a large glass measuring cup that sits inside of a large pot that’s been partially filled with water. Heat the pot of water on the stove until the bees wax melts.
Remove the measuring cup with melted beeswax and coconut oil from the pan. Cool slightly before adding your Cypress Pure Essential Oil and optional Vitamin E oil. Gently stir the mixture with a sterile stainless steel spoon.
Pour Hemorrhoid Salve into individual containers with lids and refrigerate. You may affix your own personalized label to each container after the salve has completely set. Long shelf life, keeps almost indefinitely!
APPLICATION: Gently apply over your hemorrhoids anytime. It won’t build up! May also use as a topical treatment for varicose veins.
An effective treatment for VARICOSE VEINS, SPIDER VEINS or BROKEN VEINS on the face. Blend Cypress pure essential oil in a carrier oil like pure Jojoba or Light Coconut oil.
General dilution amounts of Cypress pure essential oil per one ounce of carrier oil – For Broken veins of the face 8-10 drops of Cypress oil. For varicose and spider veins 10-15 drops of Cypress oil. and apply lightly to areas being treated.
Cypress oil helps regulate hormonal action. Stimulates the onset of menses. An effective treatment for female hormonal imbalances and to regulate menstrual cycles, as well as problems associated with menopause. Use Cypress oil to reduce severe hot flashes!
HOT COMPRESS:Excellent for topical application to ease congestion and pain from colds and flu, strained muscles, menstrual cramps, etc. Disperse 4-8 drops of Cypress oil in a teaspoon of milk or honey and add to a small stainless steel bowl of hot water. Absorb the “HOT” water into a wash cloth, using protective gloves, wring out excess water and apply compress to area of discomfort, repeat when your cloth cools. You may cover the warm cloth with a plastic sheet or a towel to keep it “HOT” longer.
Helpful as a diuretic. Use to relieve edema, swelling, fluid retention and bloating.
Add Cypress oil to your favorite shampoo to control dandruff.
SKIN CARE: Cypress oil promotes cellular regeneration and its astringent properties make it effective for balancing oily skin and controlling acne outbreaks!
An effective treatment for cellulite blend Cypress in a one to one ratio with Pink Grapefruit pure essential oil. Use this CELLULITE BLEND in a dilution of pure light coconut oil and massage into areas of treatment.
Use Cypress pure essential oil in a sitz bath to treat a WEAK BLADDER.
SEITZ BATH:Fill your basin or tub with warm water, add 5-8 drops of Cypress pure essential oil that has been mixed in a dispersant such as a carrier oil, milk or cream, or a spoonful of honey, swish to disperse in the water. Relax in the warm waters until they cool.
Cypress oils has been used to treat pancreatic disorders and may help restore healthy functioning of the pancreas.
May decongest theprostate gland.
An Immune stimulant Cypress is antiseptic and anti-infectious with mild anti microbial properties.
Cypress oil is helpful for treating respiratory conditions like cough and bronchial congestion.
Its Spasmolytic properties make Cypress oil an ideal remedy for whooping cough, or a hacking type cough.
COUGH RELIEF: For immediate relief use Direct Inhalation of 1-4 drops of Cypress pure essential oil on a tissue or cotton ball. An aromatic mist of Cypress pure essential oil is also very effective for relieving coughing fits!
Cypress oil is also helpful for controlling excess PERSPIRATION and BODY ODOR.
REFRESHING FOOT BATH: Blend 5-8 drops Lemon pure essential oil and Cypress in a dispersant of 1 tablespoon of honey and add this mixture to a warm basin of water. May add a 1/4 cup each of Epsom Salts (muscle relaxant, detoxifier) and Baking Soda (skin softener) to your foot bath. Relax in silence or listen to your favorite Relaxation inducing music for a 10-15 minute foot bath!
AROMATIC MIST:This is a favorite way of mine for using aromatic oils. You may use as a facial toner, an all over body freshener, or as a room spray and deodorizer. The amount of oil you use depends on the purpose of your aromatic mist!
DIRECTIONS – To 2 ounces of distilled water add your Cypress blend of pure essential oils, shake well and spray!
1) Facial Mist – 8-15 drops
2) Body Mist – 20-40 drops
3) Air freshener & Deodorizer – 60-80 drops
An antispasmodic Cypress oil is an excellent oil to use for sports injuries, strains and sprains, aches and pains. Add it to your massage lubricant to stimulate blood circulation and speed healing.
MASSAGE LUBRICANT: Add Cypress oil in a blend with Lavender pure essential oil for relieving sore muscles and to calm the mind and emotions. To one ounce of carrier oil add 10-15 drops of your pure essential oil blend. Allow to synergize for 2-3 hours or more for best therapeutic results!
In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the spicy wood aroma and astringent and bitter qualities of Cypress oil are ideal for pacifying imbalances of the Pitta and Kapha bodymind.
Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration and emotional upsets.
Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.