Cypress essential oil has a fresh, slightly woody/evergreen scent. The oil is steam distilled from the needles, twigs, and branches of the tree. In olden times, Cypress wood was used by Phoenicians and Cretans to build ships and bows while Egyptians used Cypress to make sarcophagi. Cypress is known for it's strength and durability and is often used as building materials. Being known as one of the sturdiest and hardiest woods available to antiquity, the original doors of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican were made of Cypress and legend claims that the doors lasted more than 1,000 years. Knowing that story, it makes sense that the botanical name for Cypress "Cupressus sempervirens" is derived from the Greek word sempervivens meaning "live forever."
When diffused, Cypress essential oil may help support healthy circulation, support the respiratory system, can help relieve feelings of grief (aids emotions during difficult transitions), and can ease feelings of being overwhelmed. When applied topically, Cypress oil supports healthy liver function, can help support the skin (especially skin that tends to be oily), and can help relieve excess perspiration. When applied topically, Cypress essential oil should be diluted 50/50 with a carrier oil.
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