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Cypress essential oil


Cypress essential oil

Cupressus sempervirens

Botanical Properties

Origin and history

Probably native to Asia, the cypress introduced in the Mediterranean is dedicated to the god of death, Pluto. This explains its function as an ornament in cemeteries. Always raised towards the sky, of an "immutable green", it is considered in Asia like an energy channel connecting the Earth and the Sky. Its almost rot-proof wood is reserved for making popes' coffins.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: pale yellow, orange yellow

Odor: woody, amber, turpentine

Distilled parts: Twigs

Country of origin: France

Density: 0.860 - 0.886


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Alpha pinene, Delta 3 carene.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic cypress is a venous decongestant.
It has antitussive, vasoconstrictor (bronchial), antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, hormon-like and insect repellent properties.


The essential oil of organic cypress is traditionally indicated against spasmodic coughs, dry coughs, whooping cough, hay fever.

It will also be used against circulation problems, heavy legs, to promote lymphatic drainage.



Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral use: 2 drops of organic cypress essential oil, 3 times a day to be taken with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, against coughs.

On the skin: Mix 3 drops of organic cypress essential oil + 3 drops of organic lemon essential oil + 3 drops of macadamia vegetable oil, massage the venous paths to activate circulation.

In diffusion: In atmospheric diffusion, it will calm breathing and soothe anxiety.

Possible synergies

Slimming: Cedar, Lemongrass, lemon
Cough: Thyme

Energetic values ​​and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, the cypress is associated with the crown chakra, Sahasrara, the 7th chakra.
Its color is purple.

In rituals, cypress is used as a purification incense.

Organic cypress essential oil helps to concretize, focus and channel, just like tree posture.
It accelerates the rite of detoxification.

In synergy: Ravintsara

Energy channel: Place 1 drop of essential oil of cypress on the crown chakra, 1 drop on the solar plexus and 1 on the soles of the feet. Breathe deeply 3 times in order to open the 3 bodies: physical, mental and astral.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. 


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information on essential oils, consult a professional.

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