Cypress essential oils is derived from the needle bearing tree which has small rounded and woody cones. The oil is extracted from the twigs, stem and needles of the Cypress oil using steam distillation method. The essential oil has a clean and energizing aroma. It is considered to be a medicated tree and this powerful essential oil is valued for its ability to fight infections, aid the respiratory system, remove toxins from the body and work as a stimulant that relieves nervousness and anxiety. The oil is known for its antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, stimulating and antirheumatic properties.
Skin: The antiseptic properties of cypress essential oil helps to heal wounds and prevent infections. It is also used to treat sores, pimples, pustules and skin eruptions. It is an excellent cosmetic ingredient to add in soaps because of its ability to kill bacteria on skin.
Mind: Cypress oil has sedative properties and it induces a calm and relaxing feeling when used aromatically or topically. This oil is also energizing and stimulates feeling of happiness and ease. This oil is particularly helpful for those who are dealing with emotional stress, have trouble sleeping or have experienced trauma or shock.
To use this oil as a natural remedy for anxiety, add 4-5 drops to warm water bath or diffuse this oil before sleeping.
Body: Cyress oil has the ability to stimulate blood flow and therefore serves as a home remedy for varicose veins. It also helps in reducing the appearance of cellulite which occurs due to lack of circulation, fluid retention, weak collagen and increased body fat. Since cypress oil is diuretic, it helps the body remove excess water and salt that lead to fluid retention.
Home: Cypress oils acts like a natural deodorant as the clean, spicy and masculine fragrance of this oil helps to lift the spirit and stimulate happiness and energy. One can add few drops of this oil to house cleaning soap or laundry detergent. It leaves clothes and other surfaces bacteria free and smelling fresh.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.