Aroma: Woodsy, earthy, smoky, evergreen, and slightly nutty
Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Country of Origin: Spain
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Needles
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatherapy Properties: Warming and restorative. Masculine and grounding.
Suggested Use: The cypress scent has been historically used for comfort during times of grief. Breathing in the aroma may help clear congestion. It can also be used topically (diluted) to improve flow. The note is considered masculine, and can be included in a men's aroma blend.
History: Cypress oil is derived from a tall and slender tree typical of Mediterranean landscapes. Its appearance adds serenity and timeless grace wherever it is planted. It is commonly seen in cemeteries and is believed to ease grief and offer emotional strength and recovery. Cypress oil can be found as an ingredient in many colognes and aftershaves for men. The scent is also used as purifying incense by the Tibetans.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Avoid use with certain medical conditions such as asthma. Avoid use of oxidized essential oils that have chemically changed with exposure to air. Oxidized oils can cause skin irritation. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.