Cypress Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from unsprayed crops - meaning that it is organically grown but not certified.
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Plant Origin: Crete
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from branches (organically grown but not certified)
Shelf Life: 3 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Topical Dilution Recommendation: 2-3% for daily application, up to 25% for short-term use
Selah oil blends that contain Cypress essential oil:
Cypress may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Alopecia - Hair Loss
- Arteries - Hardening
- Arthritis & Joint Pain (Rheumatoid)
- Bed Wetting
- Blood - Bleeding - Stop Bleeding
- Blood - Broken Blood Vessel
- Bone - Broken, Bruised, Pain, Spur
- Cardiovascular Support
- Circulation ( To Increase or Strengthen)
- Dysmenorrhea - Painful Menstruation
- Lymph (Adenitis)
- Muscle - Bruised, Sore, Tight, etc.
- Neuralgia (Nerve Pain)
- Nose Bleed
- Sagging Skin
- Scarring - Scar Tissue
- Sore Throat - very effective when taken according to Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. explained below
- Stress - Blue Light, Computer, Electronic, Eye Strain, Screens, Tech, Visual
- Varicose Veins - Spider Veins
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
A sore throat often progresses into a cold and sometimes bronchitis. When taken as soon as a scratchy appears, Cypress can often prevent the development of those undesirable issues. Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D. recommends one drop of Cypress be taken orally (could be in a teaspoon of honey) at the first sign of a sore throat (indicative of an infection taking root). The taste will overpower the pain of the sore throat at first, but will subside shortly. After a little while the soreness will return, at which point Schnaubelt recommends another drop of Cypress be taken. Continue this method several more times until the soreness does not return. It may take about five or six applications. (3, p.66)
As soon as possible after birth, women who have suffered perineal tears may benefit from a sitz bath containing lavender and cypress to assist healing (Price, 248).
For more information about Cypress essential oil click here.
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- antisudorific - prevents sweating
- antitussive - relieves coughs
- astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues, reducing secretions or discharges
- circulatory - promotes flow of blood and lymph
- diuretic - aids in removal of excess water from the body; promotes urination
- hepatic - relating to the liver, tones and aids its function
- restorative - helps strengthen and revive the body systems
- vasoconstrictor - causes narrowing of the blood vessels; raises blood pressure
- venous decongestant
Apply diluted oil to affected area.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
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Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
a-terpinyl acetate 4.63%
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