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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Cypress essential oil, steam distilled from Cypress organically grown in France. This is a wonderful example of this very important therapeutic oil. *
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|Cypress essential oil is distilled from the leaves
of a tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a statuesque conical shape. Growing to a height of 25-45 meters (75-147 feet), the Cypress bears small flowers and round brownish-grey cones or
nuts. The essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the fresh dark green needles and twigs. Native to Southern Europe, Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) has spread to North Africa
and North America and is cultivated in France, Spain, and Morocco.
In terms of Oriental medicine, the principal action of Cypress oil is to enliven and regulate the flow of blood. Part of this action depends upon its restorative, toning effect on the veins,
a by-product of its overall astringent quality. The ability of Cypress oil to harmonize the blood makes it important oil for menstrual difficulties. It is one of the primary essential oils for both
dysmenorrhoea (menstrual pain) and menorrhagia (Excessive menstrual bleeding). The essential oil may be combined with Clary Sage, Lemon, and Geranium and applied as a salve or ointment to varicose veins. It also blends well with Helichrysum, for an extra-potent formula for muscle and joint aches and pains.
In addition to assisting
the movement of blood, Cypress helps to circulate Qi-energy. A general detoxifying, decongesting essential oil, with wide-ranging actions Cypress supports the circulatory system, the nervous system
and the inner ecology. It is anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial. Cypress may also be useful for lymphatic congestion, rheumatic pain, asthma, strengthening the circulatory system, reducing
cellulite, improving energy, reducing nervous tension, and decreasing benign cysts. In addition, Cypress is thought to lessen scar tissue including acne scars and is a wonderful addition to skin care
"Cypress essential oil has one the most distinct and profound psychological actions. The sour, astringent, and woody notes of the essence convey a feeling of cohesion and stability.
At the same time, its fresh, coniferous pungency, and ability to circulate the Qi and blood, relate it to both psychological and real-life change. Cypress oil's basic subtle action, then, is to help
us cope with and accept even difficult change-of both an inner and outer nature" - from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit.
Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing, use Cypress essential
oil with confidence topically in a massaging action from periphery to the center of the body. Cypress blends well with Cedarwood, Pine, Juniper, Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Orange, Lemon,
Benzoin, Cardamom, and Sandalwood.
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
|Dilute to less than 10% in your favorite carrier
oil and massage into sore muscles and joints, or areas of poor circulation. Also wonderful in small quantities in a diffuser
or oil lamp. We like adding it to a humidifier.
||Cypress oil has been noted to have the following properties: anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial; supportive to the circulatory and nervous systems.
|Has been traditionally been used for improving circulation - see description above for additional uses.
||Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If
pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Cypress oil is generally non-irritating, non-sensitizing
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Cypress oil blends well with: Pine
oil, Cedarwood oil, Lavender
oil, Juniper oil, Clary Sage oil, Bergamot, Orange
oil, Lemon oil, Benzoin, Cardamom oil and Sandalwood oil.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine therapeutic grade oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.