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Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress)


The Phoenicians and Cretans used cypress for building ships and bows, while the Egyptians made sarcaphagi from the wood. The Greeks used cypress to carve statues to their gods. The Greek word "sempervivens" for which the botanical name is derived, means "live forever." The tree shares its name with the island of Cypress where it is used for worship. Legend says the cross of Jesus was made from cypress wood. It is often planted in graveyards.  

Production Steam distilled from the branches

Plant Origin France, Spain


Common Uses

  1.  Skin Care
  • oily skin
  • varicose veins
  • insect repellant
  • cellulite
  1. Mental / Emotional
  • good to stabilize moods
  1. Medical
  • excessive perspiration
  • painful periods
  • diabetes
  • circulatory disorders


  • antiseptic
  • antirheumatic
  • antispasmodic
  • astringent
  • comforting
  • deodorant
  • diuretic
  • refreshing
  • soothing
  • tonic
  • vasoconstrictive

Aroma Woody and spicy


  • Use on chakras / Vita Flex Points
  • directly inhale
  • diffuse
  • or use in massage oil

Note Middle

ORAC Score 243,120 (TE/L)


  •  As a precautionary measure, avoid during pregnancy

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