The purifying and germ-destroying properties of Cypress Oil make it a good choice for treating cuts, scrapes, scratches, ... it is also a common ingredient in antiseptic lotions and creams. This quality is specifically due to the presence of Camphene in the essential oil.
Cypress Oil is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and the associated problems. It efficiently relieves spasms in the respiratory system and intestines as well as muscular spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure convulsions, muscle pulls, cramps and spasmodic cholera which can be irritating or dangerous.
Cypress essential oil can help to strengthen your gums and tighten your muscles throughout the body. The main function associated with astringency is contraction, so Cypress Oil makes your gums, skin, muscles and hair follicles contract and prevents teeth and hair from falling out, while tightening up loose skin and muscles.
Here are some Common uses of Cypress:
Decongestant (Lymphatic and Prostate)
Helps protect against unwanted pathogens or bacteria
How can I use it with Essential Oils?
Consider applying 1-2 drops of cypress oil over the forehead and back of the neck 1-2 times a day.
Joint and Muscle Discomfort
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern. Consider layering with White Fir and Frankincense.
Unwanted Bacteria or Pathogens
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern or into the reflex points of the feet.
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern twice a day.
Massage several drops of cypress oil into the feet at least once daily.
Joint and Muscle Discomfort in the Legs or Knees
Massage several drops into the area of concern 1-2 times a day or as needed.
Capillary Wall Strength
Add cypress oil to a massage or massage into the areas of concern and over the reflex point of the feet.
Massage several drops into the hands, wrists, and forearms, moving toward the heart. Try this daily.
Apply 1 drop over the nose and sinuses, avoiding the eyes or mucus membranes.
Massage into the arms and legs, moving toward the heart. Massage 1-2 drops over the heart.
Apply 1-2 drops over the back of the neck and into the reflex points of the feet.
Massage several drops into the areas of concern.
Control Issues (you know who you are!)
Diffuse aromatically or inhale directly from the bottle. Use when processing through issues around trust and fear.
Massage 2-3 drops into the abdomen in a counterclockwise direction.
Apply 2 diluted drops to the lower abdomen with a heating pad or hot compress.
Gently massage into the area of concern in upward strokes toward the heart.
Apply 1-2 drops on the big toe or arches of the feet daily. Use with meditation, journaling, or counseling.
Massage over the lower abdomen and apply a hot compress or heating pad for discomfort, aches, or soreness.
Place 1-2 drops in the palms of your hands, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for up to 30 seconds or more as desired.
Flexibility (Physical or Nonphysical)
Apply several drops to the physical areas of concern. Even for nonphysical flexibility, the body will often manifest the same inner rigidness in specific physical areas.
Relief of runny nose, cough, night sweats, etc
Massage 2-3 drops into the reflex points of the feet twice a day.
Add 1 drop of cypress oil to your shampoo each time you wash.
Use aromatically by diffusing in the room or inhaling directly from the palms of your hands.
Apply to the soles of your feet or diffuse throughout the room.
Apply 1-2 drops to the area of concern (I’d definitely dilute first for this one).
Gently massage several drops of cypress oil over the area each day.
Massage 2-3 drops over the entire abdomen daily.
Massage several drops over the back of the neck and the spine several times a week, as well as other areas of concern or the reflex points of the feet. Also consider A Blend For Regular Massage.
Massage 1-2 drops over each arm, moving upward toward the heart. Repeat with the legs. Drink plenty of fluids afterward.
Apply several drops of cypress oil to the reflex points of the feet daily.
Massage 1-2 drops over the lower abdomen during your cycle. Experiment with using it daily between cycles as well.
Massage 2-3 drops into the area of concern as needed. Use during a massage or hot bath.
Follow the same ideas for Muscle Fatigue, above.
Apply one drop over the nose and sinuses, and consider diffusing daily for chronic nose bleeds.
Ongoing Discomfort, Aches or Soreness
Massage 2 drops into the area of concern 1-2 times a day. Also consider Massage Blends or Frankincense.
Inhale directly from cupped hands, or use 1 drop daily over the heart or solar plexus.
Massage 2-3 drops over the chest daily.
Apply 1-2 drops on the soles of the feet. Use with caution and close prenatal care.
Discomfort in the GI Tract
Apply 1-3 drops over the area of concern each day.
Massage several drops over the areas of concern or the reflex points of the feet daily or as needed.
Rub 1 drop of cypress oil into the temples and under the eyes, careful to avoid direct contact with the eye. Or consider the reflex points of the feet (described in the Application Guide linked above).
Add a drop to your cleansing routine 1-2 times a week.
Massage several drops of cypress oil into the area of concern if possible, or over the reflex points of the feet regularly.
Massage several drops of cypress oil into the feet each morning, inhale from cupped hands, or diffuse throughout the room daily.
Apply 1 drop to the temples, 1 drop to the back of the neck, and massage into the reflex points of the feet. (Obviously, WITH medical care.)
Rub 1 drop of cypress oil into the temples and under the eyes, careful to avoid direct contact with the eye.
Massage 2-3 drops into the feet daily. Also consider adding it to a full body massage once a week.
Massage 1 drop over the heart center. If you’re using this daily, get your tissues, journal, and possibly a counselor ready.
Massage 2-3 drops over the chest daily, and/or into the reflex points of the feet.
Urinary Issues (unwanted bacteria or pathogens, function, etc)
Apply several drops to the feet, or directly over the kidneys and bladder. Drink plenty of fluids when using for urinary health. Check out Juniper Berry, too.
Gently apply 1 drop into the area of concern. Consider adding Lemongrass or Peppermint as well.
Massage 1-3 drops of cypress oil into the areas of concern, always moving toward the heart.