Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Fresh and woody, Cypress is often used in spas for its refreshing aroma and its many benefits to the skin. It reduces anxious feelings and encourages feelings of energy and vitality. Cypress is often used in massage oils, and its pleasant, woody aroma combines well with uplifting citrus oils.
The cypress tree is a stately, cone-bearing evergreen with remarkably fragrant branches. Cypress trees thrive in various locations around the world, but we source our Cypress oil in Kenya. By choosing Kenya, we're supporting many smallholder farmers in rural areas of the country while also getting the best quality of essential oil.
Similar to our Frankincense and Copaiba oils, Cypress essential oil is a blend of multiple species: Cupressus sempervirens and Cupressus lusitanica. Using two species of cypress not only solidifies a sustainable source but also improves and amplifies the qualities and benefits of the oil.
Cypress is unique among wood essential oils because it includes a diverse combination of chemical constituents. Like other types of conifers, Cypress is rich in pinene (which has a distinctive pine-like aroma), but it also has alpha-terpinene and carene. This makes Cypress both invigorating and grounding to the emotions.
Cypress blends well with Lavender and Sandalwood to support healthy-looking skin. It is often used to improve the appearance of oily skin.
Balancing and comforting, Cypress essential oil is used aromatically during times of trasition or loss to help people regain a sense of security and strength during times of change. Cypress can be diffused, applied topically, or inhaled directly, but should not be swallowed or taken internally.
Cypress blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Wild Orange, Rosemary, and Sandalwood essential oils.