Cypress OilPromoting vitality and boosting energetic feelings, Cypress oil can be used for its aromatic and topical benefits. Cypress oil is composed of monoterpenes, which can help improve the appearance of oily skin. It can also be applied topically to give the body an energizing lift. The chemical structure of Cypress oil also contributes to its renewing and uplifting fragrance. When used aromatically, Cypress produces a clean aroma that has both an invigorating and grounding effect on the emotions. Due to Cypress oil’s rejuvenating aroma and skin benefits, it is commonly used in spas and by massage therapists.
Cypress Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Due to its erect and evergreen features, the cypress tree is commonly used for cemetery landscaping.
Chemistry of Cypress Essential Oil
Main Chemical Components: α-pinene, carene, limonene
The three main chemical components of Cypress essential oil are α-pinene, carene, and limonene. Both limonene and α-pinene are part of the monoterpenes group and have strong uplifting characteristics. α-pinene is also well known as a chemical with powerful renewing properties.
Essential Oil Spotlight
The Cypress tree, commonly used in landscapes, is a perennial evergreen. Defining features of this tree are its upright and tall form. These trees can grow to exceptional heights of 60 to 80 feet tall. The foliage of the Cypress tree is dark green and scale like. The tree also produces cones that are 1.5 inches across. These cones are woody and scaly and usually take two years to mature. The origin of the Cypress tree is the Mediterranean area and western Asia.
(Taken from the book “Emotions and Essential oils”)
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