Materia Aromatica – Cypress – 5ml

£7.55

Cypress oil has a fresh, clean aroma with woody undertones. Energising and refreshing, it blends very well with citrus oils. Cypress oil is steam distilled from the branches and leaves of the cypress tree.

Description

Cypress oil has a fresh, clean aroma with woody undertones. Energising and refreshing, it blends very well with citrus oils. Cypress oil is steam distilled from the branches and leaves of the cypress tree. Cypress oil has many health benefits with its antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. The Tiwi people of Bathurst and Melville Islands (North Territory) have used the Blue Cypress tree for thousands of years as a skin wash for sores and cuts, as an analgesic to relieve abdominal cramps and as an insect repellent. Due to its chemical makeup, it is particularly useful for treating oily skin conditions and improving overall skin health. Cypress oil blends well with other woody notes and citrus oils.

Uses

Cypress is typically used to:

  • treat oily skin conditions.
  • improve overall skin health.
  • promote feelings of grounding in times of change or loss.
  • ease joint pain and swelling
  • soothe nappy rash
  • relieve pain from insect bites and burns.
  • treat warts, shingles and cold sores (herpes simplex). It can be applied neat on the injured area.
The Cypress
Native to Southern Europe and Western Asia, the Cypress is a tall evergreen tree.

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Cupressus sempervirens

From France

Organic – Certified by Soil Association

 

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.