Essential Oils A to Z: Cypress

by FabulousFrannie

If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Cypress essential oil and its many wonders.

Originating in France, the branches and leaves of Cupressus sempervirens are steam distilled to produce this bright, herbaceous, and slightly woody oil. Cypress is a middle note oil that blends well with Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Orange, Pine, Rose, and Tea Tree.

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in religious ceremonies. Cypress, along with Patchouli and Sandalwood, has been used in Hindu ceremonies to honor the Trimurti. This oil helps balance the Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras. Cypress is a wonderful addition to your beauty regimen, particularly for older women, as this oil helps minimize hair loss and the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins by promoting circulation. Use this oil to help alleviate minor pain associated with menstrual cramps and arthritis (combine with a carrier oil such as Coconut Oil). Cypress can be added to a diffuser to elevate mood and aid the respiratory system.

Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Tammy January 23, 2018 - 5:54 am

Are there any risks to birds or animals having a diffuser with essential oils in the same room.? My husband said maybe I should use it in a different room , not where my cockatiel is. I was diagnosed with emphysema and thought it would be beneficial to use eucalyptus

Fabulous Frannie February 14, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Hello Tammy,

There is little difinitive research to either confirm or deny that essential oils are harmful to birds. Birds are however extremely sensitive to essential oils and you should use them with caution (Even when diffused). It is always best to keep your pets in another room when diffusing essential oils. We also recommend that you consult with your Veterinarian before using any essential oils on or around your pets.


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