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Cypress Essential Oil
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Cypress essential oil is a refreshing, spicy, juniper-like and pine needle-like aroma.

Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens L.

Common Name: Cypress

Plant Part: Needle & twig

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Cupressaceae

Synonyms: Italian cypress

Origin: Native to eastern Mediterranean. Now grows wild in Europe including France, Italy, England, Spain, Portugal. Cultivation and distillation of oil mainly takes place in France, Spain.

Botanical Description: A tall evergreen tree. It has slender branches and bears small flowers with round, brownish-gray cones.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the needles and twigs. The oil is clear, colorless to pale yellow or pale olive-greenish mobile liquid. Yield 0.3 to 1.5%.

Aroma Profile: The top note of Cypress is sweet, refreshing and balsamic. The middle note is balsamic and pine-needle-like or juniper berry-like, while the dry out note is tenacious, sweet and delicate.

Major Constituents: á-pinene (55 to 70%), ä-3-carene, camphene, cymene, sylvestrene

Common Adulterants: Other species of cypress, pine oil, juniper oil

Regulatory Status: None

Aroma Benefits: balancing, purifying

Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cardamom, wild chamomile, bergamot, clary sage, pine, juniper, lavender, orange, lemon, mandarin, sandalwood

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Cypress essential oil is a refreshing, spicy, juniper-like and pine needle-like aroma.

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