Essential Oil Spotlight: Cypress

Cypress Essential Oil Spotlight

The Cypress we carry at Barefut is cultivated in Crete and the oil is extracted through steam distillation from the needles and branches. Gentle yet strong Cypress clears the air, opens the lungs and expands the mind. Its aroma is clean and refreshing with a hint of smoky pine.

The Mediterranean Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) stands tall and bold with a slight swaying of its silverish blue needles. It’s no wonder why aromatherapists utilize it to help us connect with our “strength from within”.

Benefits for the Psyche:

Cypress helps to relieve emotional “heaviness” or  “feeling stuck”. It helps us to get focused and productive when we are lacking assertion, confidence or structure. Cypress does not waste time on feeling sorry for yourself, but helps us dig deep for our inner strength to get things moving with control and stability. It is used by aromatherapists to assist when feeling overwhelmed during times of transition or change. Sometimes change is good and cypress helps you stay focused on the positive and keep things in balance.?

Physical Benefits:

Cypress has an affinity for circulation and movement. It circulates qi and blood, moves a congested lymphatic system. It can help calm muscular pain or relieve muscular fatigue. It is frequently used in formulations to assist with vein health because it is a vasodilator. It may help with menstrual issues such as dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. Cypress soothes the nervous system and is gentle on the skin, serving as an astringent for oily skin types.*

Blends Well With: Bergamot, lavender, lemon, chamomile, cedarwood atlas, clary sage, frankincense, grapefruit, geranium, ginger, helichrysum italicum, juniper, marjoram, orange, rosemary, pine, and petitgrain.

Here are a few Cypress recipes you can have fun with! ?

Love Your Body Scrub
5 drops Cypress
7 drops Ruby Red Grapefruit
3 drops French Lavender or Palmarosa
1 cup Sea Salt + ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

Soothing Leg Gel

5 drops Cypress
½ oz Aloe Vera Gel
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Geranium


Cooling Muscle Fatigue Blend – Soothe your muscles between workouts. Makes a great sports massage oil.

5 drops Cypress

5 drops Eucalyptus Globulus

5 drops  Bulgarian Lavender

1 oz carrier oil


Make It Happen Inhaler Blend- Inhale to stimulate your senses and promote focus and productivity. May also be used in a diffuser.

5 drops Cypress

5 drops Lime or Lemon

5 drops Cajeput


Remember that the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. ?

– Ho Chi Minh


*Aromatherapy is a Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and is not used by any form to replace medical care if necessary. Do not use essential oils internally or undiluted on the skin. Always test a small amount of the essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from Barefūt. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

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