Cypress increases localized blood flow, which soothes tight and tense muscles. Steam distilled from the branches of the plant, Cypress helps with breathing and can be used as a gargle for the throat. This oil strengthens, influences, and helps ease feelings of loss and creates the feeling of security and grounding.
This fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody scent can be diffused or inhaled to affect the Cardiovascular System, and Muscles and Bones. When applied topically, there is no need to dilute and can be applied directly to areas of concern or reflex points. This oil should not be taken internally and used with caution when pregnant.
When used with lavender, lemon, orange, bergamot, sandalwood, clary sage, or lavender, Cypress creates a synergy between the oils. Historically, this has been used to restore the body after excessive loss of fluids through perspiration, menstrual flow, or diarrhea. The Chinese used it to affect the respiratory system and the liver. The French used it for a myriad of cardiovascular system issues, respiratory issues, and pain related to mensus.