Cypress Essential Oil was used for centuries to alleviate menstrual problems because of its ability to circulate and regulate blood flow. And those properties, is why Cypress is used to decongest and detox the lymphatic system, reduce water retention and cellulite and relax muscles.
It is also spiritually grounding and helps us accept change by allowing us to go with the flow and feeling more secure with ourselves.
I like to use it for menstrual cramps and muscles spasms. It is also one of the oils I use during Raindrop Technique where it is applied NEAT (undiluted) to the spine.
This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Cypress essential oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Cypress essential oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
What is the Genus Species? Cypressus sempervirens
Why is this information important? It is always important to know the genus species of a plant when using and purchasing essential oils. Using the common name is just not enough information.
Many companies may use a substitute species or a combination of species that does not offer therapeutic benefits. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And they are used for different purposes.
Where is the name derived from? Cypress comes from a Greek word "sempervivens" meaning "live forever".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Branches
What is the ORAC Value? 24,300 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that it is documented that the cross of Jesus was made from Cypress wood?
What are the Plant Properties? Improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries, Antispasmodic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antiseptic, diuretic, mucolytic, decongestant (lymphatic and prostate), vasoconstrictor, fluid retention.
What are the Documented Cypress Benefits and Uses? Arthritis, bronchitis, poor circulation, cramps, diabetes, insomnia, lymphatic system, menopausal problems and pain, pancreas insufficiencies, prostate decongestant, pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism, spasms, throat problems, varicose veins, reduce water retention, muscular cramps and spasms, aches and pains, hair (oily, dandruff, loss and growth).
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It can be mentally grounding and stabilizing. Herbaceous scent, fresh and woody.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Cypress's properties reflect its spiritual influence. Promoting circulation throughout the body and eliminating what is stagnant opens us up to spiritual harmony.
So cypress essential oils will support us not only to accept the changes we need to make, but also, to distinguish what changes are best for us (and our own spiritual growth).
By the way, any of the oils that are from trees (Palo Santo, Cedarwood, Frankincense, etc) will provide stabilization, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally.
What Chakra is Affected? The sacral and throat chakras.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange.
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, however, use very diluted and with caution. I choose to use it in a specialty blend only, rather than use it alone. The blends I use for the horses are generally for circulation and muscle spasms.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Cypress essential oil has no known contraindications. Pregnant women should use this oil with caution.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that the Greeks carved their statues of the Gods out of Cypress?
Did you know that the Cypress is devoted to Pluto, Roman God of the Underworld? In the Greek world he was referred to as Hades, the God of Death (transformation, change, fear of unknown). See how that connects with the spiritual influence?
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Place cypress oil on the inside of the shin bone and vita flex to get the colon moving!
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