Cypress Essential Oil
Plant Origin: Crete
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from branches.
Selah oil blends that contain Cypress essential oil:
Uses & Indications
Cypress when used in the shower is a good decongestant (Schnaubelt, 77).
Calm a nervous cough when you add 1 drop cypress essential oil to your glass of water (Schnaubelt, 2).
Cypress is a neurotonic and energizing essential oil known to relieve depression and stimulate the mind (Schnaubelt, 230).
Cypress is an effective essential oil to use (topically) when suffering with grief and loss due to a miscarriage or stillbirth (Price, 125).
When treating hemorrhoids, aloe vera gel makes a good base for the essential oils, which can be self-administered. Spending 10 minutes in a sitz bath with essential oils (blended first in a little honey and hot water or an emulsifier [epsom salt]) is also useful, as is a compress.... Phlebotonic essential oils which help to relieve hemorrhoids and varicose veins are: neroli, lemon, grapefruit, cypress, geranium, tea tree, cajuput, niaouli, spikenard and patchouli (Price, 133).
Cypress has been shown to have an effect against MRSA (Price, 75).
Circulation stimulating essential oil (Price, 266).
Diuretic essential oils which can reduce odema include angelica root, cypress, lemon, cedarwood, juniper berry (Price).
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).
Menopausal problems, circulatory conditions, rheumatism, colds, whooping cough, nervous tension, hemorrhoids, wounds; as an astringent (Worwood, 399).
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bronchitis, calming, cold, cough, diaper rash, diuretic, emphysema, expectorant, fever, foot odor, hemorrhoids, insecticide, insect repellant, irritability, menstrual support, nosebleed, PMS, sedative, stress, styptic, varicose veins, whooping cough (Althea Press, 319).
For night sweats, cypress, with its recognized deodorant effect and hormonal properties, is comforting (Buckle, 385).
Balance oily skin, astringent, deodorant, insect repellent, stops external bleeding, ease muscle cramps, rheumatism, relieves uterine cramps, regulate menstrual cycle, reduce heavy blood loss, PMS, menopause, asthma, coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough, astringent, edema, heavy sweating, hemorrhoids, vomiting, heavy periods, pyorrhea, varicose veins, cystitis, urethritis, reduces stress (Purchon, 52-53).
Astringent, edema, incontinence, excessive perspiration, bleeding gums, over heavy menstruation, skin care, antiseptic, deodorizer, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, antispasmodic, asthma, whooping cough, regulate menstrual cycle, relieve painful periods, insect repellent (Davis, 94).
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Topical: Apply diluted oil to affected area.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
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Internal: 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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Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness (2014).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).
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