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The smell of Cypress essential oil from Provence is woody and amber. It is mainly used against dry coughs and as an internal or external antiseptic. It has excellent expectorant and venous decongestant properties. It is therefore useful for the daily fight against coughs, sore throats but also heavy legs. 10ml bottle.
Cypress essential oil from Provence - Cupressus sempervirens
Family : Cupressaceae
Certification : Essential oil from organic crops, controlled, certified, 100% pure and natural, uncut, not deterpenated. It benefits from the AB mention, certified by Ecocert France (FR-BIO-01).
Distilled part : leafy branches
Method of obtaining : distillation
Origin : France
Yield : 0.2% to 0.5%. It therefore takes 100 kg of plant to obtain from 200 g to 500 g of Cypress essential oil.
Originally from Asia Minor, the cypress, a tree about 30 m high, with a pyramidal shape and evergreen foliage, is commonly represented in the Mediterranean basin. Often sought after for the manufacture of works of art, because unalterable over time, cypress is also known for its therapeutic virtues, in particular for its beneficial effects on circulation. Very pale yellow in color, cypress essential oil, with its amber scent, is often used in after-shave lotions.
Cypress essential oil is one of the sweetest and least dangerous, its fragrance gives off a sweet flavor and a powerful smell of resin that goes well with pine and rosemary. It tones the tissues and regulates the secretion of sebum. It is perfect for oily skin.
Astringent, it will be ideal as an aftershave. Stimulating for the circulation, it will warm hands and cold feet. It will also reduce stress and nervousness.
*The chemotype is the identity card of the essential oil, its composition chemically defined by chromatographic analysis. The same plant can have several compositions depending on the place and the variety. A chemotype depends on a property, an odor, a taste.
Cypress essential oil is above all composed of monoterpenes (delta-3-carene, pinenes) and some sesquiterpenes (about 10%). Cedrol is present at around 0.8% to 1%.
Allergens naturally contained in this essential oil : D-Limonene, Linalool
Blood circulation, cough, cellulitis, seborrhoea, nervousness, painful periods.
Main : Expectorant, Venous decongestant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral and anti-infectious, Bactericidal and antifungal, Spasmolytic
Secondaries : Anti-oxidant
Cypress essential oil should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Essential oils rich in terpenes, so it can be very irritating to the skin. In cutaneous application, remember to dilute it up to 20% in a vegetable oil. Essential oil contraindicated in case of hormone-dependent cancer. Do not use for prolonged periods without medical advice.
Essential oils are powerful natural substances and should therefore be used with care. Even if essential oils have been used since Antiquity, their mode of use and the precautions for use are often poorly known. Many books deal with essential oils. It is therefore advisable to refer to it to find out about the traditional modes of use.
As an indication, some examples of use
It is advisable to mix a few drops of essential oil with a vegetable oil (sweet almond, jojoba, macadamia, rosehip, argan, olive, etc.) to use it as a massage oil.
To promote good circulation and relieve leg problems (varicose veins, etc.) : 30 to 50 drops diluted in 100 ml of vegetable oil. Use as a leg massage or as a compress for 15 minutes.
To promote urinary comfort in middle-aged men : 20 drops of cypress + 20 drops of niaouli + 10 drops of wintergreen in 100 ml of vegetable oil. Massage the lower abdomen.
Against oily hair, mix 1 drop of cypress essential oil with 2 drops of lemon essence in your dose of shampoo.
To breathe more freely and in case of cough, diffuse between 30 and 45 minutes in the room, before going to bed or 2 to 3 drops on a handkerchief, then breathe. It will promote general tone, especially in cases of irritability or nervous or physical fatigue.
Against cough or hoarseness of the voice, put 2 drops of essential oil of cypress on a neutral tablet or in a teaspoonful of honey. Take this preparation 3 to 4 times a day until improvement.
Since essential oils are not soluble in water, they must be mixed with an emulsifier before pouring them into the bath (eg our dispersant Solubol®). For example, they can be mixed with a liquid soap or a neutral shampoo (1 tablespoon). Cypress essential oil in the bath will be excellent for weak return circulation, rheumatic pains, cramps, hot flashes, heavy legs, swollen ankles, tired feet, cellulite, hemorrhoids, shingles or herpes. Put 20 drops in the bath diluted in milk or other emulsifier. Stay in the bath for 15 minutes (no more) breathing deeply.
An essential oil is made up of chemically defined molecules (about 10,000 listed) that have been secreted by special plant cells. It can consist of from one to several hundred molecules, which helps explain why some essential oils have many properties but different therapeutic effectiveness. To guarantee the properties necessary for effective aromatherapy, it is important that an essential oil is 100% pure and natural (not cut, not deterpenated, not mixed with alcohol or vegetable oils) and preferably organic. This is the case for the essential oils we sell. They are sold in tinted bottles with a dropper cap.
Go to the "Properties and characteristics of essential oils" file. Whether pure or mixed, you can use them in our different diffuser models. The information given on each essential oil is for guidance only. Beware of self-diagnosis, do not hesitate to consult an aromatherapist or any other recognised professional and read our special file "properties of essential oils"in our thematic files.
Essential oils are primarily used to help you treat many ailments. But beware, even if essential oils are often extracted from edible plants, their concentrations make it necessary to remain cautious and respect their curative power. The use of essential oils is relatively simple and if you follow a few basic rules, they will put their therapeutic genius at your disposal. Covering with essential oils has more advantages than disadvantages.
Find in our primer on care with essential oils, all the ailments for which the essential oil of cypress enters the composition of the mixture :
Angioma, Arthritis, Oily hair, Pertussis, Rosacea, Detox, Frostbite, Enuresis, Epidemic, Loss of voice, Gingivitis, Flu ,Hiccups, Hemorrhoids, Heavy legs, Raynaud's disease, Menopausal disorders, Prostate disorders, Rheumatism, Snoring, Dry/wet cough, Excessive sweeting, Varicose veins.
WARNING : These properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference works or websites in aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and phytotherapy. They are found there on a regular basis and many of them have been confirmed by observations in the scientific community. However, this information is given for information purposes, it can not in any way constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor.
Hazard statements : Flammable liquid and vapour. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Can cause cutaneous allergy. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, causes long lasting adverse effects.
Precautionary statements : Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. NO SMOKING. Avoid release into the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. If swallowed: Immediately call a poison control center or doctor. In case of contact with skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with applicable legislation.
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