Cypress Essential Oil

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Cypress essential oil has a fresh, woody aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding. This evergreen tree can live for hundreds of years., Its wood is prized for being strong, resilient, and resistant to pests and decay. Likewise, the essential oil has many therapeutic benefits.

What It’s For

Some of the most notable benefits of cypress essential oil include detoxification and improving circulation. For this reason, it is a vital essential oil in the Raindrop Technique. It helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the body’s natural healing process. When diffused, the fresh pine scent can deodorize and uplift a room and improve respiration. Many people enjoy the stimulating benefits of cypress in the bedroom as well.

Cypress has a grounding, yet stimulating effect on the emotions. This makes it ideal to diffuse or wear topically when dealing with death or loss, especially to provide comfort and healing.

Constituent Highlight

Like many other conifers, cypress contains α-pinene. This constituent cleanses and purifies both the body and the emotions. It also encourages mental focus and clarity, helping one to make wise decisions in challenging situations.

Who Should Use Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress is a gentle, relaxing essential oil enjoyed by adults and children as well as animals. Incorporate it into your nightly skincare routine to improve the appearance of skin, use it in the bedroom, or diffuse it to uplift the atmosphere.

Companion Products

Cypress pairs well with other oils that encourage feelings of intimacy, such as goldenrod, ylang ylang, or Idaho blue spruce.

Don’t Have Cypress Essential Oil?

Idaho blue spruce may be a suitable substitute. The fresh, crisp, evergreen aroma can be uplifting as well.

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