The Cypress (Cupressum) was spread in the Mediterranean basin by the Romans, in fact it is a plant of Persian origin.
The roads that cross our valley are lined with beautiful Cypress trees, some of which were already there when we arrived, others we planted ourselves. To obtain the essential oil we collect the fruits of the second year and, after having finely chopped them, we distill them in a current of steam.
The Ministry of Health recognises its many functions: it thins bronchial secretions and brings wellbeing to the respiratory system; it promotes digestion and liver function; it influences the microcirculation, also counteracting menstrual cycle disorders and benefiting the entire cardiovascular system.
Naturopaths recommend using it for suffumigation in the presence of asthma, coughs, and bronchitis. It is also recommended for its astringent qualities in cases of varicose veins and haemorrhoids.
In Naturopathy, when added to sponges, it is useful as a febrifuge.
Scientific studies have highlighted its antibacterial properties.
Useful for preparing remedies against excessive sweating. to be applied to affected areas.
Used as an ingredient to keep the skin healthy and dandruff-free by strengthening the hair.
Used for massage (diluted in a carrier oil) to improve blood circulation as it is a decongestant essential oil for the venous and lymphatic systems, and to prevent fluid retention, stimulate circulation and block the formation of cellulite.
It has been observed that applied to insect bites it disinfects and calms itching, it also has anti-moth and anti-parasitic properties.
Cypress essential oil serves to centre the soul, to root oneself in the world and in the present without losing sight of the ultimate reasons.
- Room diffuser: between 3 and 6 drops in 100 ml of water.
- Bath: 8 to 10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt, milk, cream, or honey in hot water (to prevent the oil from evaporating due to the heat).
- Massage: we recommend diluting 2/3 drops of essential oil in a spoonful of oil by.
- Cosmetic use:
– add 2/3 drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of natural-based moisturising cream
– to prepare a shampoo, bath foam or conditioner, we recommend adding 10 drops per 200 ml.
Warnings: Non-toxic essential oil. If in doubt, consult a doctor/pharmacist.
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