Cypress

(Cupressus sempervirens)

Psycho-emotional Qualities and Indications

  • Confusion and indecision
  • Dwelling on unpleasant events
  • Eases anger
  • Eases anxiety
  • Fear / paranoia
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Impatience
  • Inability to ‘move on’
  • Irritability and intolerance
  • Lack of concentration
  • Nervous tension
  • Pre menstrual tension (PMT)
  • Regulates autonomic nervous system
  • Sedative
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Suspicion
  • Uncontrolled crying

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising although can be sensitizing when oxidized.  Avoid during pregnancy.  Do not take orally / ingest.

Background ‘droplet’

Cypress is native to the Mediterranean region, North Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, and Britain.  It is an evergreen, statuesque, cone-shaped tree that produces small flowers bearing ovoid seed cones.

The essential oil is extracted from the twigs and needles, sometimes cones, by steamed distillation. It’s scent is fresh, coniferous gently camphoraceous with a sweet balsamic dry-out odour.

Cypress is an excellent oil for respiratory conditions, such as, asthma, bronchitis, ‘flu, coughs, and also eases arthritic pain and aching muscles.

Added to vegetable oil, non-perfumed cream or lotion cypress is wonderful for mature, and both dry and oily skin (balancing).

Cypress also eases anxiety, feelings of grief, and improves concentration, among many other qualities.

You will find more information about this essential oil in Heathers bestselling books, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and Essential Oils for the Whole Body