Confidence, stability, renewal
Grief, loss, anger
Ingredients: Pure cypress oil
Aroma: Sweet, balsamic, warm overtones of pine/juniper berry.
Benefits: Balancing, clarifying, centering.
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from leaves and branches
Specific Gravity: 0.860-0.900
Refractive Index: 1.46-1.48
Cupressus sempervirens is a species of cypress tree, also known as the Mediterranean and Italian cypress. This evergreen tree is native to the Mediterranean region and is an iconic ornamental tree due to its very slender, tapering shape, often likened to an exclamation mark. Cypress doesn’t have a history of use for medicinal purposes, but it was strongly associated with the afterlife and the underworld in ancient times, and was often a part of the funerary traditions of certain cultures. Cypress trees were often planted in cemeteries, and you’ll still find them in many cemeteries in Europe and the Middle East. Cypress trees are long-lived, with one tree in Iran estimated to be more than 4,000 years old. For aromatherapy, cypress essential oil has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with a hint of juniper and is centering, balancing and clarifying.