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Organic Cypress

Organic Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Botanical Properties

The cypress tree comes from the coniferous family of the Cupressaceae, and is a fastigiated tree, meaning that its branches are regrouped and orientated parallel to the trunk. It can reach up to 25m in height. Its fruits, which are oval shaped cones, turn from green to brown when they reach maturity. Its evergreen leaves resemble triangular scales, and are arranged in pairs which cover the entirety of the ends of the branches.

Origin and history

This tree is thought to have probably originated in Asia, but was later introduced to Mediterranean regions, where it was considered sacred and linked to the god of the underworld, Pluto. This explains its use as an ornamental tree in cemeteries. Its constant verticality and evergreen nature mean that in Asia it is considered as an energetic channel between the Earth and the sky. Its decomposition takes an extremely long time: consequentially, it is used in the construction of popes’ coffins.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: pale yellow to orangey-yellow

Odour: woody, resinous, turpentine-like

Distilled parts: branches

Country of origin: France

Density: 0.860 – 0.886


Principal biochemical components or chemotype: alpha-Pinene, delta-3-carene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Organic cypress essential oil is a venous decongestant. It also has:

  • antitussive (cough preventing)
  • vasoconstrictive (of the bronchia)
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-allergic
  • hormone-like
  • insect repellent properties


Cypress essential oil is traditionally prescribed against spasmodic coughs, whooping cough, hay fever, and dry coughs. It can also be used to fight circulatory problems, such as heavy legs, and to promote lymphatic drainage.



Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or medicine orally.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops of organic cypress essential oil 3 times a day, with a little honey, syrup, or a lozenge to help fight a nasty cough.

On the skin:

Mix 3 drops of organic cypress essential oil and 3 drops of organic lemon essential oil with 3 drops of macadamia oil. Use this blend to massage the main venous areas to stimulate blood circulation.

By diffusion:

By diffusing this oil into the air around you, you will help calm your breathing and appease any anxiety.

Possible synergies

Slimming: Cedar, Lemongrass, Lemon

Coughs: Thyme

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, cypress is associated with the coronal chakra, Sahasrara, also known as the 7th chakra. This chakra is associated with the colour purple.

In certain rituals it is used as an incense for purification purposes. Its properties in this domain mirror the shape of the tree: it helps to channel, shape, and concentrate oneself. It also will help accelerate the detoxification process.

In synergy: Ravintsara To channel energy: Place 1 drop of cypress essential oil on the coronal chakra, 1 drop on the celiac plexus, and 1 drop on the sole of each foot. Breathe deeply 3 times to open up all three types of energy: physical, mental, and astral.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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