Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil is obtained by cold pressing or steam distillation of the branches and leaves of the cypress tree. This essential oil has many health and wellness benefits and can be used for many purposes.
1. Aromatherapy use:
Cypress essential oil has a fresh, woody and slightly grassy scent that can be refreshing and invigorating. Used in aromatherapy diffusers or vaporizers, it can help increase mental focus and improve mood. Cypress essential oil is often used to reduce stress and anxiety.
2. Respiratory support:
Cypress essential oil can also traditionally have a role in cough relief and respiratory support. Inhaled or used during steaming, it can help relieve respiratory complaints such as colds or sinus infections.
3. Muscle and joint support:
Cypress essential oil may also have mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Diluted in massage oil, it can help relieve muscle tension and joint complaints.
4. Skin care:
Diluting a few drops of cypress essential oil can be added to skin care creams or oils. When applied to the skin, it can help maintain hydrated skin and support wound healing.
5. Air freshening:
Cypress essential oil has antibacterial properties and can be used as an air freshener due to its fresh, woody scent. Placed in the home environment or in the car, it can create a pleasant fragrance and have a cleansing effect.
6. Digestive support:
In some cases, cypress essential oil is also used to support digestion. Added to bath water or massage oil, it can help relieve stomach upsets.
It is always important to properly dilute essential oils and pay attention to skin sensitivity. Pregnant or lactating persons, as well as those with certain health problems, should consult a healthcare professional before using essential oils.