The oil has a refreshing, spicy, juniper and pine needle-like aroma and is often used as a modifier in pine fragrances. It blends well with lavender, clary sage, citrus and Angelica.
Aromatherapy benefits: purifying, balancing.
The oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but is best to avoid during pregnancy and is best to do a skin patch test before using it a massage blend.
Cypress oil has a calming and soothing effect on the irritable, angry and stressed-out person. It has a valuable effect as a vasoconstrictor on varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Cypress oil is beneficial in conditions of excess fluid, such as bleeding, nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, heavy perspiration, hemorrhages and fluid retention.
Its antispasmodic action is very useful for asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, emphysema and influenza.
Cypress oil soothes muscular cramps, arthritis and rheumatism; it is also beneficial to oily skin and wounds.
Cypress oil has a calming and soothing effect on the nerves, is valuable as a vasoconstrictor, useful in the treatment of excessive discharge of fluids and beneficial for the respiratory tract.
Cypress oil is useful in vapor therapy for the following: asthma, emphysema, whooping cough and bronchitis.
Cypress oil can be used as a massage oil or diluted in the bath for: arthritis, asthma, cellulite, cramps, diarrhea, sweaty feet, rheumatism, heavy menstruation and menopause.
Used with a carrier oil, gently rub for relief of: arthritis, asthma, cellulite, cough, cramps and varicose veins.
In a cream base Cypress oil can be used for broken veins on the skin, as well as a greasy skin.
Used diluted on a cold compress, Cypress oil is very good for a nosebleed.
Cypress oil blends particularly well with: Bergamot, Clary sage, Lavender, Juniper, Pine, Marjoram, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Frankincense and all the citrus oils.
Essential and resin oils are volatile, fragrant materials extracted from the root, bark, wood, seed, fruit, leaf or flower of a single plant. Essential oils contain the odor, taste and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilutants added.
Steam distillation and cold pressing are used to extract the essential oil from the plant.
Starwest Essential Oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and undiluted. The distillation process occurs either at the site where the plants are grown or at a distillery. Each oil is tested for purity and strength using the gas chromatography method.
Packaged in glass amber bottles to preserve the oils, the 1/3 ounce size has a fitted dropper insert and a tamper-evident, child-proof lid. The larger items are in amber glass or PET gallon containers, depending on the product.
Starwest’s pure essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic preparation, healing and body care, potpourris and more.
Essential oils are very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.