Cupressus sempervirens

Origin: Spain
Family: Cupressaceae
Part used: needles

Cupressus sempervirens is the Latin name for the coniferous evergreen tree native to the eastern Mediterranean region. They can grow up to 35m tall and live for a very long time, with some trees reported as being a thousand years old.
The vigorous fresh scent is considered excellent for clearing the mind and strengthening the nerves. These qualities also make it a popular component in perfumes.
Fragrance notes
Fresh, clean, citrusy yet herbaceous and spicy, with a slightly woody evergreen scent.

Blending notes
Blends well with Juniper Berry, Vetiver, Geranium and Lemon.
Cypress oil has been recognised as a medicinal source since ancient Greece, where it was used to stem blood flow on wounds, and also for dysentery. It was later cited in medicinal texts of 14th Century Spain but little thereafter. Today, science has confirmed its astringent and haemostatic properties. It offers a wide range of therapeutic uses; circulatory benefit, detoxification, respiratory health, cramps and bleeding, excessive sweating, chilblains, inflammation and diarrhoea.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Cellulite and circulation
Massage 5 drops into the affected area immediately after a shower.

Fluid retention
Add 5 drops to a footbath or 10 drops to a bath and soak for 15 minutes every second day or as required. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Hot flashes
Add 5-10 drops in a tepid bath at night or apply to the soles of feet. Use regularly. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Emotional stability
Add 5-10 drops to a diffuser or bath, blend with Geranium in equal parts. Repeat as required. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.
Menstrual support - mid cycle
Blend 1-2 drops with 1-2 drops Lavender True, 3 drops Lemon and 1 tsp Chamomile German: 3% in Jojoba oil and massage it into the small of your back to support calm.
Safety considerations
Safe when used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Cupressus sempervirens, distilled needles, Spain
Key component
alpha-Pinene, delta-3-Carene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Cadinene, Cedrol, Terpinen-4-ol