Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Synonym: Italian cypress, Mediterranean cypress
Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
Country of Origin: France, Germany
Plant Part: Leaves and cones
Extraction Method: Distillation
Characteristics: warm, woody, refreshing, balsamic
antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antisudorific, astringent, cicatrizant, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hepatic, insecticide, restorative, sedative, styptic, sudorific, tonic, vasoconstrictor
α-pinene, camphene, sabinene, β-pinene, δ-3-carene, myrcene, α-terpinene, terpinolene, linalool, bornyl acetate, cedrol, cadinene
Mind & Spirit:
- Invigorating and refreshing on the mind
- Soothing effect on anger
- Cleanses the spirit removing psychic blocks.
- Excellent for menstrual or menopausal problems
- Extremely useful for oedema, excess bleeding, heavy menstruation, haemorrhages and sweating.
- Beneficial to cellulite.
- Valuable to circulatory problems such as varicose veins and haemorrhoids.
- Calms a persistent cough.
- Tonic effect on the liver and maintains the regular composition of the blood.
- Deodorant and reduces excessive sweating in the feet.
Contraindications: Should not be used during pregnancy
Note: Middle to base
Odour Intensity: 4
Blends well with:
bergamot, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, orange, pine, rosemary, tangerine, sandalwood
The Cypress tree was prized by the ancient Greeks. The Egyptians used it medicinally and also to make sarcophagi. The Greeks and Romans planted it in their burial grounds. The name “sempervirens” means “Lives Forever”.