100% pure Cypress essential oil, Certified Organically grown and steam distilled in France. A beautifully crisp and softly woody aromatic, Cypress is a tonifying and gentle 'must-have' for your therapeutic supply kit. Our Cypress Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
A tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a statuesque conical shape, the Cypress grows to a height of 25-45 meters (75-147 feet), bearing small flowers and round brownish-grey cones or nuts. Native to Southern Europe, this Italian varietal (Cupressus sempervirens) has spread to North Africa and North America and is now cultivated in France, Spain, and Morocco.
ABOUT THE OIL
This essential oil is steam-distilled from the dark green needles and twigs of Cypress trees grown in France.
This Cypress oil has a distinct musty and citrus-like top note with a crisp, pine-like middle note and sweet balsamic undertones. It blends well with Cedarwood, Pine, Juniper, Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Benzoin, Cardamom, and Sandalwood.
First used in ancient Egypt for medicinal and ceremonial purposes, Cypress oil was also employed by the ancient Assyrians for its astringent properties. The Greek physician Galen (165 AD) used it for stopping internal bleeding and diarrhea and due to its antibiotic action, for treating urinary infection.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature