Cypress Essential Oil Profile

Essential Oil Profile

Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Countries of Origin

France

Plant Family

Cupressaceae

Main Chemical Components

Monoterpenes

Expected Values for top 5 components (1)

Alpha Pinene 20.4-52.7%

Gamma-3-Carene 15.2-21.5%

Cedrol 2.0-7.0%

Alpha-Terpinyl acetate 4.1-6.4%

Terpinolene 2.4-6.3%

Extraction Method

Steam distilled from the cones, leaves, twigs and branches.

About the Oil

                Color- clear

                Aroma- according to my three-year-old “earthy” in addition to that it is woody, and very much a pine scent.

About the Plant

“Cupressus sempervirens, commonly called Italian cypress, is an evergreen conifer that is native to southern Europe and western Asia. In its native habitat, it typically grows in a spreading, open-horizontal form (sometimes referred to as var. horizontalis) that is rarely if ever sold in commerce. Trees commonly sold in commerce as Italian cypress are of the familiar narrow-columnar or fastigiate form that typically grows 40-60’ (less frequently to 80’) tall. This columnar/fastigiate form (sometime referred to as C. s. var. sempervirens, C. s. ‘Stricta’ or Stricta Group), is unknown to the wild, but was the tree originally described by Linneaus as Cupressus sempervirens and is the cypress of classical literature that has been commonly planted in Italian classic gardens since Renaissance times. This columnar/fastigiate form features scale-like dark gray-green leaves on upright branches. Foliage is aromatic when crushed. Rounded fruiting cones (to 1.5” diameter).” (3)

 

Therapeutic Properties

Anti-bacterial, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Decongestant, Diuretic

Energetic Properties (2)

Chakras: 4th, 6th, 7th

Helps with: unconditional love, perspective, higher information, and clarity

Expected Shelf Life

3 years

Safety Concerns

Only concern is for skin sensitization if old or oxidized oil is used.

References

1)      Tisserand and Young Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition

2)      Stillpoint Aromatics

3)      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a162

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