Legend: Magicians wands from antiquity, arrows of Cupid in Rome and the sceptre of Jupiter were all said to be made from Cypress wood.
The Egyptians and the Greeks used it for sculpting statues of their gods. The Greek word ‘Sempervirens’ means ‘lives forever’ or ‘ever-living’. The tree gave its name to the island of Cypress where it used to be worshipped. The ancient Greeks dedicated the tree to Pluto, god of the underworld, and was said to help the transition from life to death for those passing over.
The legend says the cross of Jesus had been made of Cypress wood.
Heal your Body: Cypress is an excellent vein tonic, especially hemorrhoids, varicose veins, broken capillaries, nose bleeds, heavy periods – harmonises the flow of blood, helps with menstrual pain and excessive menstrual bleeding and hemorrhages. Helps to relieve hot flushes during menopause. Cypress has a tonic effect on the liver. Controls excessive loss of water – therefore can be helpful to mature skin. It’s astringent properties work well with acne and oily skin. Reduces excessive perspiration making it useful and effective for sweaty feet.
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Place of Origin: Mediterranean
Plant Part: Needles and twigs
Colour: Pale Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Directions: There are many ways to use essential oils, such as burning them in an oil burner, but remember never apply neat to the skin unless it has been mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba first. For more ways to use essential oils please visit our Methods of use section
Warnings: Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be used neat on the body. Always dilute. Adults Only. Keep out of reach of children. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Avoid whilst pregnant. Not recommended for sensitive skin. Always use diluted in baths.
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