Essential Oil Profile as used by
Aromatherapy Studies Course
by Dawn Copeland and Jeanne Rose
THE AROMATHERAPY COURSE –HOME &FAMILY with therapeutic
Essential Oil Profile -
Name of Oil: Cypress Oil
Jeanne Rose Tag Name: “Oil of Astringency©”
Cupressus sempervirens, Family Cupressaceae of
the Conifers. The name ‘Cupressus’ simply means Cypress type
of tree and the word ‘sempervirens’ means always green
Countries of Origin:
Portugal for this variety. Sometimes harvested in Guatemala.
General description of
plant, habitat & growth:
Cone-shaped evergreen tree growing to 80 feet, with dark
green foliage and cones, which have seed-nuts inside.
Portion of plant used in distillation, how distilled,
extraction methods & yield: The foliage and twigs of young
branches are steam distilled. Yield: 1.3-1.5%.
Cupressus sempervirens ... foliage and twigs - An
astringent oil for reducing secretions for external use,
sports injuries or cellulite, warming and stimulating. “Oil
of Astringency”©. This oil and several other types are
available in the “Conifer
Travel and Training Kit, A Forest of Evergreens”
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy.
Intensity of Odor:
Leathery, slick, and terpenic. Bitter and astringent.
The predominating scent is wood with green/vegetative subsidiary
note and a fruity, herbaceous back note. The scent and organoleptic
qualities as those as taught in the
Jeanne Rose Seminars throughout the
Alpha-Pinene, Delta 3 Carene, Myrcene, Cedrol, Cedrene,
Terpinolene, and Limonene.
Respiratory and circulatory conditions. In ritual, this oil is used
to grieve for loss of friends or for the desire for friends and to
Ritual Book by Jeanne Rose
An ancient Cypress tree, the Sahara Cypress (Cupressus
dupreziana), called ‘tarout’ by the Tuareg tribespeople, has
been in use for at least 2500 years for utensils and light
construction. It is possible that this ancient tree was used
centuries ago for its aromatic resinous wood as an inhalant and
medicine when the Sahara was green and rains was more abundant…
Aromatherapy Book, Applications & Inhalations by Jeanne
Rose. “The tree gave its name to the island of Cyprus. The cross of
Jesus is thought to have been made of cypress. The Chinese consider
the nuts beneficial to the liver. Associated with burial grounds
and, hence, grief. The wood is impervious to woodworm, making it
useful for works of art and furniture”, Essential Aromatherapy,
Properties (by IG=ingestion
or IN=inhalation or AP=application): (375
Ingestion: Diuretic, antispasmodic, and antiseptic.
Inhalation: Stimulant, warming, rejuvenative, relaxant,
astringent, analgesic, respiratory tonic, calmative,
vasoconstrictor, and restorative.
Application: Astringent, analgesic, vasoconstrictor,
antispasmodic, antisudorific, diuretic, restorative, cicatrizing,
Physical Uses & How
used (IG or AP):
Ingestion: Colitis or infections of the gut, to decongest
the prostate, fluid retention, to stimulate the pancreas, and
gargled for coughing, sore throat or laryngitis;
Application: Cypress is great in skin and hair care products
for oily skin, and sweaty palms and feet. It is great at reducing
overactive sweat and oil glands. It may be used in massage oils for
rheumatism, aching muscles, abdominal cramps or menstrual cramps,
circulation problems, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. Cypress is
useful in mixtures for relieving fluid retention and cellulite.
Cypress oil is a good addition in the
along with Juniper, Sage, Blue Sage, Lemon and
Inhalation: It is most beneficial for respiratory problems,
congestion, and asthma.
Emotional Uses (AP or
IN): Cypress is inhaled for nervousness, tension, and grief, and
to promote strength and comfort.
Key Use: Reducing
fluid retention, cellulite and oily secretions.
Source for Kits and
Books and Home-Study
375 Essential Oils & Hydrosols
by Jeanne Rose
Aromatherapy Book by Jeanne Rose
Essential Aromatherapy by Worwood
The Essential Oils by Guenther
There are many species of
This work is intended for informational purposes only and is not a
substitute for accurate
diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care professional. The
author is neither a chemist nor a medical doctor.
The content herein is the product of research and some personal and
Institute of Aromatic & Herbal Studies - Jeanne Rose©
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