Especially comforting in the winter season, Cypress essential oil gives out a feeling of freshness and restoration. This purifying essential oil cleanses your body inside out; it drains out any toxins and provides a cool, refreshing effect. Cypress essential oil supports clearer complexions primarily for oily troubled skin.
Cypress oil is an essential oil made from the stems, twigs and leaves of the cypress tree. Most cypress oil is made from Cupressus Sempervirens, also known as Mediterranean cypress which has been on earth for about 17 million years!
Commonly used in aromatherapy, Cypress oil is famous for its woody scent which works great when it comes to clearing nasal airways and promoting deep and relaxing sleep. Its aroma is also famous for promoting an energized and refreshing feeling, which boosts the mood while keeping emotions calm and grounded. When used in a massage oil, it is known for helping promote good circulation and helps soothe tired, restless and aching muscles.
When used topically, Cypress Essential Oil is known to be purifying and to help improve the appearance of acne and blemishes, making it especially suitable for inclusion in cosmetic formulations intended for oily skin. Also known as a powerful astringent, Cypress Essential Oil makes a great addition to toning products to tighten the skin and impart a sense of invigoration.
In a nutshell, here are the top properties of Cypress Essential Oil:
- Act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Aid sleep in traditional medicine.
- Improve mental health due to its link to sleep quality.
- Have neuroprotective properties.
- Emit powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- Potentially ease pain in muscles and joints.
- Help stimulate and improve memory.
One of the top benefits of Cypress Essential Oil is definitely its relaxing and detoxifying abilities. Add 8 to 10 drops in a diffuser or burner for the ultimate aromatherapy session.
Relax, Sleep, Meditate:
Thanks to its stress-relieving qualities, Cypress Essential Oil is excellent when it comes to promoting faster and deeper sleep. You can diffuse Cypress Essential Oil in your room before sleeping or apply a few drops to your temples or behind your ears – or even use it as a pillow mist to have the best sleep of your life! Cypress’s historical association with spirituality makes this Essential Oil a popular choice for use in meditation. The oil is believed to possess grounding and relaxing properties that can set the perfect tone for any meditation practice.
Good for Acne & Eczema:
Due to its formidable invigorating, repairing, and anti-oxidant properties, Cypress Essential Oil is a great additive to your daily skin routine. It is a mild essential oil and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, dry, and oily skin types. It helps restore the skin’s natural glow, protect the skin from free radical damage and oxidative stress, soothe irritated skin, and make the skin soft and supple.
Get a Youthful Glow:
We all know that anti-oxidants are essential to keeping our skin youthful. Conveniently, Cypress Essential oil is packed with them! Incorporate those beautiful anti-oxidants in your skincare routine by adding a few drops of Cypress Essential Oil to your daily moisturizer or face oil. It clears up blemishes and evens out your skin tone. It has skin repairing, regenerating, and strengthening properties, which in turn keeps your skin young and refreshed.
A natural antispasmodic and respiratory tonic, cypress oil can help relieve respiratory issues, help clear the throat, reduce nasal and chest congestion, and can also treat a cough.
Goodbye Spider Veins:
Cypress oil has been known to have an anti-inflammatory effect on varicose veins by naturally assisting in the increase of blood flow and improving circulation. By regularly applying a few drops of cypress oil, diluted in a carrier oil, and massaging onto the skin, cypress oil can help diminish the appearance of varicose veins over time.
Hair Loss Treatment:
Cypress essential oil can benefit the scalp by reducing hair loss and promoting new hair growth. With regular daily use, it improves the health and condition of the scalp, enabling the pores to naturally tighten thus stopping the hair loss cycle. It also helps to promote increased blood flow, strengthening the capillaries and regulating sebum production. This balance in turn strengthens the total hair follicle to promote healthy hair growth from within!
No More Dandruff:
Because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, cypress oil can help treat dandruff, by attacking the bacteria or fungus that caused it, and relieve symptoms of flaking and itching of the scalp. Simply add a few drops to your shampoo or apply directly to the scalp (diluted in a carrier oil).