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Common Name: Cypress

Latin Binomial: Cupressus sempervirens

Family: Cuprressaceae

Other Common Names: Italian cypress, Mediterranean cypress, Common Cypress

Production Method: Steam Distilled

Countries of Origin: Crete

Description of Oil: pale yellow or colorless, scent reminiscent of pine needles and juniper berry with a unique dry-out of a delicate and tenacious sweetness; woody and slightly spicy yet refreshing

Description of Plant:  a tall, conical evergreen with hard reddish yellow wood and brown gray cones

History, Folklore and Myth: It was said that Apollo transformed a young Greek named Cuparissos into the Cypress tree.  There is also a legend that the Cross was made from the wood and generally seems to have a connection with death.  The Greeks and Romans planted it in their burial grounds and Pluto, god of the underworld, lived in a palace beside which grew the Cypress tree.  The Greeks also used it for sculpting statues of their gods because it does not decay easily.

Properties and Uses: antiperspirant, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, detoxifier, vasoconstrictor

Precautions and Contraindications: Avoid old or oxidized oils

Other Interesting Information: toning effect on veins

Cupressus sempervirens
Naturally Farmed
Steam Distilled

Cypress Essential Oil Profile 


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