By Alison Angold CIDESCO ITEC
Cypress essential oil is a really versatile oil, as it has a lovely light woody aroma. It blends very well with so many other different essential oils and has so many different therapeutic benefits. This makes it an ideal ingredient for many different Cypress essential oil recipes. However it is important to say at this point that Cypress should be avoided during pregnancy.
Cypress oil blends well with;
- Clary sage
So you can see we have lots of scope to create many different wonderful blends with Cypress oil!
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Cypress Essential Oil Recipes
Cypress oil for the skin
Cypress essential oil is good for both oily skins, as it prevents too much oil being produced, and for drier mature skins, as it stops water loss from the skin. This makes it an ideal addition for a facial oil. Cypress is also effective at relieving excess sweat!
Cypress facial oil for dry & mature skin
This facial oil is soothing and healing – helping ease any skin irritation or sensitivity. It will also help with cell regeneration and hydrating the skin.
- 30ml Rosehip oil
- 5 drops Cypress
- 5 drops Mandarin
- 5 drops Bergamot
Cypress facial oil for oily skin
Apply a few drops of this oil in the evening, to control sebum production and excess oil on the skin.
- 30ml Jojoba Oil
- 5 drops Cypress
- 5 drops Lemon
- 5 drops Grapefruit
Cypress oil foot bath – for sweaty feet
All of the oils in this recipe are effective for reducing and preventing sweating, especially on the feet (hyperhidrosis). A foot bath is a good way to relieve this condition. Epsom salts are very beneficial at treating fungal infections of the feet, pain relief and exfoliating too, so this is a good all round treatment for the feet! Use once or twice a week or as needed to freshen the feet.
- Epsom salts – sprinkle into a foot bath
- 4-5 drops Cypress
- 4- 5 drops Pine
- 4 -5 drops of May Chang
Cypress oil for detoxifying
Cypress is very good at helping to remove waste and toxins from the body, so this body oil is good to use to help cleanse the body.
Detoxifying body oil
Massaged into the skin regularly this oil will help to speed up the lymphatic system to aid the reduction of cellulite and waste products in the body. Encouraging the lymphatic system to work more effectively, helps to remove waste and toxins from the body. This oil smells really good too!
- 250ml Sweet almond oil
- 21 drops Cypress
- 21 drops Fennel
- 30 drops Grapefruit
- 40 drops Orange
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Cypress oil for the circulation
Cypress oil helps to narrow blood vessels so can be effective to help ease varicose veins.
Massage oil for varicose veins
Use this oil regularly to prevent varicose veins or to help soothe existing veins. Massage gently over the legs, use upward stroking movements to encourage circulation back up towards the heart.
- 100 ml Sweet almond oil
- 10 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Geranium
- 10 drops Lemon
- 10 drops Cypress
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Cypress oil for the reproductive system
Cypress oil for PMT
This blend is ideal to use during times of hormonal imbalance, to help relieve mood swings and other hormone related issues. it is a good blend to keep on hand for the menopause.
- 100ml sweet almond oil – or a cream can used instead
- 15 drops Cypress
- 15 drops Clary Sage
- 15 drops Chamomile
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Cypress oil for bugs
Cypress oil if effective at repelling bugs, mosquitos and fleas, especially those found in the house.
Cypress oil bed bug spray
Bed bugs live in mattresses and other soft furnishings and can bite, which leaves itchy marks on the skin. Keep your furniture and beds bug free by using the spray regularly. Remember to shake well before each use to disperse the essential oils.
- 500ml amber spray bottle
- 450ml Water
- 50ml Witch hazel
- 50 drops Cypress
- 50 drops Clove
- 50 drops Lavender
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Cypress Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits
Cypress oil, as most essential oils, makes a great addition to a diffuser blend!
The molecules in Cypress essential oil will be absorbed by the respiratory and olfactory systems to benefit us internally, when inhaled. Due to its many effective benefits, and its pleasant aroma, Cypress oil makes an excellent addition to a diffuser or burner blend. For therapeutic benefits, it can help with issues and symptoms of the respiratory system and with conditions such as anxiety, stress and tension.
For it’s aroma, it can be blended with other essential oils to give your home pleasant aromas.
Cypress oil respiratory diffuser blends
Any of these blends can help to clear issues in the respiratory system. The aromas and benefits can help relieve mucus on the lungs and symptoms such as coughs, colds and flu.
Cypress, Lemongrass & Ginger
Cypress, Cedarwood & Eucalyptus
Cypress, Black Pepper & Bergamot
Cypress Oil Diffuser Blends For Stress And Tension
Cypress has a relaxing and sedating effect on the nervous system, so these blends can be burned or diffused to relief, stress, anxiety or feelings of panic.
Cypress, Bergamot & Grapefruit
Cypress, Chamomile & Lavender
Cypress, Mandarin & Petitgrain
Cypress Diffuser Blends – the best of the rest
Uplift & refresh
Cypress, Orange & Bergamot
Cypress, Pine & Lemon
Focus & concentration
Cypress, Peppermint & Mandarin
Cypress, Cedarwood & Grapefruit
Tips for using & blending Cypress Essential Oil
- Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before skin application
- Never ingest essential oils
- If you have sensitive skin, always patch test first
- Always store your essential oil blends in amber glass bottles – this ensures the chemical composition of the oils does not get affected by light or heat and remain stable
- Cypress essential oil can also be diffused or burned to create a wonderful aroma around the home and benefit from the therapeutic actions at the same time
- General blending guidelines; 3-4 drops of essential oil per 10ml of carrier oil
Precautions of Cypress Oil
Cypress oil is generally non toxic and non irritating, but sensitive skins should always patch test first – remember to always dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil first before skin application.
Cypress oil should be avoided during pregnancy.
|About the Author |
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, that has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.