Cypress oil in medicinal use is documented all the way back to the early Egyptians. It has a smell that is fresh, woody, and slightly spicy. The evergreen aroma is refreshing and restores feelings of security and stability.
Cypress oil is extracted from the needles and twigs of young branches by steam distillation.
It induces a calming, relaxing and sedating effect on the mind and the body. It relieves nervous stress and anxiety. It also gives a happy feeling in cases of anger or sadness.
Cypress oil has the added benefit of toning up the respiratory system and increases efficiency of lungs. It also helps remove cough and phlegm accumulated in the respiratory tracts, opens up congestion, making breathing easier when suffering from cough and cold.
Cypress oil can also soothe muscular cramps, help to ease arthritis and rheumatic pain.