Cypress Essential Oil – Why & how to use it

I love the tree oils as a general category of essential oils.I find them grounding and calming. I find myself going to them for the diffuser in the afternoons when the kids have come home from school and things can get a bit stressful!

Cypress trees are beautiful old trees. They have been used throughout history for many building projects, even Noah used cypress to build the ark! (Genisis 6:14).

It is famously used for many doors in St Peter’s Bascillica in Vatican City and is often found in cemetries and used for coffins! I expect this is because of it’s longevity and it’s soothing nature.

Why use Cypress Essential oil?

  • For the emotional calming and grounding effect – perfect to diffuse when feeling a bit stressed
  • To support your muscles – especially twitchy ones at night when you’re tired!
  • It’s one of the less expensive essential oils – only AUD$20 on a doTERRA Wholesale account (find out more here if you don’t yet have one)
  • It can be good for your skin
  • To create a forest-like atmosphere!
  • To help support your airways
  • Emotionally cypress is known as the ‘oil of motion & flow’ so perfect if you are feeling a bit ‘stuck’ and want to release that and become ‘unstuck’!

How to use Cypress Essential Oil

Topically (with a carrier oil) and aromomatically are the best ways to use cypress essential oil.

Here are some ideas of ways to use it:

  • Add to your toner to help your skin
  • Diffuse for calming and grounding
  • Mix with carrier oil to apply to tired legs at night
  • Apply with carrier oil to muscles before a workout
  • Diffuses well with citrus oils for uplifting or lavender/other woods for calming and soothing.
  • Add a few drops to magnesium/epsom salts and in a soothing bath at night after a big day.

Want more information about cypress essential oil? Check out this article from doTERRA.

How to get your hands on Cypress Essential Oil

The best and cheapest way to buy cypress (and all of doTERRA’s essential oils) is to open your own wholesale account.

I have put together step by step instructions here to help you do that.

You can always contact me too and I’ll help you get started.


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