Cypress Essential Oil

Calming, cheering, refreshing

Cypress essential oil has a fabulous woody, relaxing scent.

It calms and relaxes you while at the same time sharpening your mental clarity - perfect to use during a long, stressful day.

Cypress is also well known for reducing perspiration, especially of the feet, for clearing up dandruff and oily skin. Great for skincare recipes!

Cypress oil narrows your blood vessels, so it's good for bruises and hemorrhoids, as well as reducing varicose veins. Apply a cool compress with a few drops of cypress oil diluted in a tablespoon of carrier oil. You can do this up to three times a day.

Aromatherapists use cypress oil to help calm asthma symptoms as well as dry, ticklish coughs, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and the flu - basically anything yucky in the lungs.

It's also good for muscle cramps (including period pain) and arthritis pain.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress is a conical evergreen tree that grows from 80 to 160 feet high. It has dark green foliage, small flowers and round brown-grey cones. Some cypress trees are believed to be more than 3000 years old.

The essential oil is steam distilled from the twigs, leaves and cones.

Fresh, clean, spicy, herbaceous, woody scent.

Therapeutic Action

  • Relaxes nerves

  • Lifts mood

  • Reduces stress and nervous tension

  • Promotes sleep

  • Refreshes, improving mental clarity and alertness

  • Balances the nervous system

  • Relaxes tight muscles

  • Reduces perspiration

  • Tones and clarifies skin

  • Contracts connective tissue

  • Helps reduce cellulite

  • Detoxifies

  • Contains a phyto-hormone similar to estrogen

Buy cypress oil from doTerra.

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Cypress's medium-strength middle note blends well with: 

  • bergamot
  • clary sage
  • fennel
  • grapefruit
  • juniper
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • lime
  • orange
  • pine
  • rosemary


No known cautions.

Buy cypress essential oil from Amazon. Just remember that if you pay a low price you're going to get a low quality, especially in the land of essential oils. This is an area where you need to buy the best you can afford, trust me.

What Next?

Cypress Essential Oil Recipes

Check out just two woodsy, relaxing recipes using cypress essential oil...

Balancing Bath & Body Oil

When your nerves are stretched to the limit, fill the tub, lock the door and give yourself a 'time out' with this PMS and menopause soothing aromatherapy bath recipe.

Body Butter Recipe

Wrap yourself in happiness! Smell divine, deeply nourish your skin and ease muscle aches and pains - with glitter!

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Looking for More?

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