“Cypress allows the mind to collect itself and takes people out of sorrow and depression and it regulates female hormones”
Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens
In aromatherapy, cypress essential oil is primarily used in instances when there is an extreme loss of body fluids owing to conditions, such as chronic diarrhea, heavy perspiration or menstrual loss. This oil is also used in spas as an ingredient for effectively treating fluid retention, cellulites and insufficient blood circulation. Cypress essential oil is also an important element in the Chinese traditional medicine where it is used to diminish the effects of hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating). In addition, use of this essential oil is also believed to be advantageous for the health of the liver as well as treating disorders of the complete respiratory system, including asthma, bronchitis and coughing.
Cypress essential oil possesses a peppery and masculine aroma. While external application of this oil removes foul body odor, taking it internally also helps to get rid of foul breath as well as body smell because the volatile and potent elements present in this cypress essential oil has a tendency to break out from all the possible openings, including the mouth and the skin pores. This helps to get rid of the foul body smell. Using this essential oil is safe as it does not result in any adverse after-effects.
Blends well with
coughs and bronchitis
oily and open pores
The health benefits of cypress essential oil notwithstanding, caution needs to be exercised while using this oil. For instance, this essential oil should not be used by women during the initial four months of pregnancy.