Updated: May 20, 2019
Derived from the tall evergreen tree, Cypress is a refreshing and woody essential oil that has a multitude of uses and benefits for our overall holistic health.
Cypress is often used in spas, especially in massage oil, for its skin soothing and relaxing properties. The Tuscan Cypress (which doTERRA sources from in Morocco and France!) is most recognizable in front of the cemetery in Van Gogh's most famous work, Starry Night. In fact, because of its upright form and evergreen features, the Cypress tree is commonly used for cemetery landscaping.
Imagine the fresh forest air hitting your face in the morning - that's Cypress in a nutshell for you! Using it in a diffuser creates a grounded and peaceful atmosphere in your environment.
Cypress has skin soothing properties and is particularly helpful with combating oily skin. Used as a toner, adding one to two drops of Cypress essential oil to your face in your daily routine will soak up the shiny glow from too much oil. Using Cypress can also clear varicose veins and cellulite, using the recipes below in this post.
In addition, it's a urinary system support, circulation system support, respiratory support,
Which makes sense, because emotionally, it's the oil of motion and flow! It's a mover and shaker when things are feeling stagnant and stuck. Particularly with adapting to transitions, Cypress creates energetic flow by letting go of the past through emotional catharsis.
Energetically, it's a very fluid oil, which helps individuals who are stuck (in mental or emotional ways), rigid or prone to perfectionistic tendencies. As the root cause of those tendencies is fear, Cypress helps release it along with the need to control, and to trust in the flow of life.
When you need revitalizing energy, either to just work out or to complete a professional or creative project, Cypress is there to assist you. Cypress is also a powerful healer in relieving anxious thoughts and turbulent emotions such as anger.
It's integumentary support along with its ability to create movement in the urinary, reproductive, and circulation systems is what makes Cypress such a versatile oil to have in your collection.
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doTERRA Cypress essential oil is sourced in France and Morocco from the Tuscan Cypress
How it smells
Clean, fresh, woody, herbaceous
For restless leg and poor circulation, apply to areas of concern to restore circulation and ease chronic pain
For poor urine flow, edema, and toxemia, apply to clear lymph, promote blood and urine flow, and circulation
For bed wetting and incontinence, apply over bladder and/or bladder reflex point
For varicose veins and hemorrhoids, rub over area of concern
For cellulite, apply diluted with eucalyptus over area followed by hot compress to break up and release cellulite
For whooping and spastic cough, apply over lungs followed by a hot compress
For prostate, pancreas and ovary issues, massage over area of concern or corresponding reflex point
For liver and gallbladder decongestant, apply to liver reflex point on foot and over liver area
For heavy periods, endometriosis, and fibroids, massage into abdomen
For calming racing thoughts or increasing mental focus energy, inhale from cupped hands or diffuse
When feeling stalled, apply 1-3 drops along spine or bottom feet to go towards progressing
To surrender and release controlling tendencies, diffuse and apply to chest when meditating
Ways to use
Check out ways to use Cypress here!
AromaTouch Massage Blend
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? I'd love to help you order Cypress here. Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.