Cypress oil is obtained from the needles and twigs of young branches by steam distillation. It has a green to evergreen aroma. Cypress Trees were traditionally planted outside temples and burial grounds by Greeks and Romans. The tree also gave its name to the island of Cypress, where it was worshipped. Cypress is a perennial tree that is found in the Mediterranean region. It has a wood and masculine smell, with evergreen foliage. The oil Cypress oil has a refreshing, spicy, juniper, and pine like odor which is used as a modifier in several fragrances. It is of watery viscosity with a colour that ranges from colourless to very pale yellow.
|Scientific Name||:||Cupressus sempervirens|
|Country of Origin||:||Italy|
|Colour and odor||:||Refreshing spicy pine like odor having a pale yellow color.|
|Extraction Method||:||Steam distillation|
It is used as cleansing incense in many Tibetan and Nepalese cultures.
Cypress oil is efficiently used in burners and vaporizers, to create a soothing atmosphere.
The creams and lotions made from cypress oil are helpful in clearing a congested skin. It has skin tightening and pore reducing effect and is used to make face and skin care product.
Cypress oil blends well with most essential oils. It blends well with clary sage, rosemary, juniper, pine, lavender, bergamot, marjoram and other citrus oils.
Cypress oil is really good for many reasons. I am quite knowledgeable about herbs and essential oils and found that this is one of the very best qualities. I highly recommend it to be kept in the home for several uses. It is great for your skin, body, and bad for roaches, ants and pests.
- Margret Ford