Aromatherapy

Cypress, Evergreen Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Cypress oil is an essential oil made from the twigs, stems, and leaves of the cypress tree. Most cypress essential oil is made from Cupressus sempervirens, also known as Mediterranean cypress. The majority of studies focus on the oil made from this particular tree. The aroma of cypress can be described as fresh, herbaceous aroma which refreshes, restore and tones. The scent is very evocative of a forest setting, bestowing a soothing and refreshing ambience.

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Ways to Use Cypress Essential Oil

There are a number of different ways to use cypress oils. You can inhale directly from the bottle or mix it in any household item. One of the ways you can use is:

Inhale and Diffuse

Add 5 to 6 drop of cypress essential oil into diffuser. Diffuse it to get that evergreen aroma in your home.

Topical Use

Mix cypress oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or grapefruit oil and then apply it to your skin

Household item

Add a few drop of diluted cypress oil into bath water or add 1 to 2 drops of cypress oil into soaps to get that refreshing vibe. Cypress often added to natural deodorant because it can reduce unpleasant body odor. Before using any new deodorant on the sensitive skin under your arms, do a patch test on your inner forearm.

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Benefits of Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress oil has many health benefits, as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. There are some studies have shown cypress oil may provided beneficial towards human body as well as mind.

Wound Care

Cypress oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can clean cuts and also heal wounds. Dilute cypress oil first with carrier oil because essential oils are very concentrated and potent.

Stress Relief

A 2005 study on the benefits of aromatherapy massage looked at the effects of massage that involved cypress, and other essential oils mixed with sweet almond oil. The study found that massage had significant psychological and physical benefits on the test subjects.

In particular, it reduced self-reported anxiety and depression levels but there is very little research on whether cypress oil alone reduces anxiety.

Skin Condition

There is an article stated that cypress is one of the most commonly recommended essential oils for treating cellulite but there is no evidence showing the oil can really reduce cellulite.

Due to the fact that cypress oil has antimicrobial properties, it can reduce the severity of acne by killing bacteria. Dilute the essential oil with carrier oil first if you want to apply topically to avoid any burning sensation or irritation.

Next, cypress oil is a common treatment for warts, which can be caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The antibacterial properties of cypress oil make it an excellent treatment for many skin conditions. Since it’s also an antiviral, it may help control warts. Before applying the oil, you should consult your doctor first for medical attention.

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Safety Precaution

Cypress oil has a number of health benefits and useful medical properties. However, it is important to exercise caution when applying essential oil to your skin or using it to treat any ailment. Be sure to do a patch test first before applying to your skin. Apply a few drops of the essential oil and carrier oil mix to your inner forearm.

Do not ingesting cypress oils directly. Most essential oils should not be ingested, including cypress oil. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor first or avoid at all cost from using cypress oil. Also, consult your doctor before you start using essential oils on babies, small children, or pets.

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