Steam distilled from branches
May improve circulation and support the nerves
. Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and strengthens blood capillaries
. Acts as an insect repellent.
Cypress is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system
Cypress may also be beneficial for asthma
, reduce cellulite
, support the circulatory system, strengthen connective tissue, coughs, cramps, edema
, improve energy, fluid retention, gallbladder, bleeding gums, hemorrhoids, hemorrhaging, insomnia, intestinal parasites, laryngitis, liver disorders, menopausal disorders, muscular cramps, nervous tension, nose bleeds, ovarian cysts, pancreas insufficiency, pulmonary infections, rheumatism, spasms, tuberculosis, throat issues
and varicose veins
. Cypress is outstanding when used in skin care, lessening scar tissue
Battaglia notes: Cypress is renowned as an excellent venous decongestant
and is used for the treatment of varicose veins, oedema
. Holmes describes the therapeutic properties of cypress: "Cypress is the only essential oil which is a true venous blood decongestant as well as an astringent . . . it gives a lift to the side of the circulation liable to congestive stasis, relieving resultant menstrual imbalances
with heavy periods
and intermenstrual bleeding
. Part of cypress' blood activating action is a restorative effect on the veins themselves, useful with ailments ranging from heamorrhoids to phlebitis
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage):
Dilute with a carrier oil
and apply on area of concern, bottoms of feet or as desired.
Cypress is suitable for internal use within safe parameters. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. Schnaubelt notes that the preferred mode of use is internal and topical. Click here for information about internal usage.
Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D wrote in The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils
(p. 133) that 1 drop in water may calm a nervous cough
1. My 7-year-old son has always wet the bed. I started rubbing Cypress on his belly before bedtime, and after 1 week of doing that the bed wetting stopped
. We've enjoyed using the oils for different things. - C.M.
2. We have seen great success with by rubbing Cypress oil over the bladder area at night for our son who is a chronic bedwetter
! I chose the Cypress because I had come across a few testimonies that it had worked for other children. Thought we might as well give it a try, and sure enough, it does work!!!
3. I tried Cypress on my 7-year-old son who was still wetting the bed
, 6 days later he stopped! Praise the Lord. Thank you :) - Daniel J.
4. I read where a woman had a concussion
. By applying Cypress over her brain stem, her headaches left for good.
5. My son has resisted using the oils for his chronic nosebleeds, though I got Cypress with him in mind. He just came to me with a nosebleed. I got the bottle of Cypress and rubbed some on his nose. He asked how long it would take to work. Before I could answer him, he said, "This is insane. My nose isn't bleeding!" It literally took less than 30 seconds to work. He gets nosebleeds
frequently, and I assure you that they don't stop that suddenly, nor that soon after they start (his nosebleed had just started when he came to me.) I continue to be amazed by essential oils. And I am very grateful that you provide affordable ones. I would only have been able to purchase two or three oils from certain other companies for the price I paid for 11 of yours, yet yours are clearly of excellent quality. I absolutely would not have been able to discovered the power of essential oils without your company. Thank you! - Heather
6. I thought this was a great EO story to share: I work with a non-profit organization in Haiti and we have two orphanages. This story came from a small team that worked at the orphanage all last week. "A previous team identified a need for the twelve (12) Thomazeau orphans. All of the kids were wetting their beds
overnight causing the staff to wash their sheets and clothes every morning. As you know, there are no washers ? dryers at Thomazeau, so the Haitian staff was doing this by hand and hanging them out to dry. This was a monumental task each day, not to mention that the mattresses were ruined. The previous team purchased new mattresses and ordered new plastic covers from the States for our team to bring in. Upon our arrival, our team helped remove the old mattresses and installed new ones with plastic covers the first day we were there. Two women on our team also gave the Haitian staff some "Cypress Oil" to rub on the kid’s stomachs to help. The next morning, only one (1) child had wet the bed and the results have been similar ever since. What a huge relief for the Haitian staff! Praise God!" - Sandy
Heritage Essential Oil blends with Cypress
Regeneration for Bones and Joints
Cypress has been reported to be non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
Avoid contact with the eye. Essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eye and skin. Essential oils are hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Wiping with carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eye. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.
Schnaubelt, Ph.D, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils,
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy
, 2002, pages 191-193.