Cypress essential oil has been historically used for calming nervousness and reducing the appearance of varicose veins. It has been used as a deodorant and to reduce oily skin in many ancient cultures. It has a woody aroma, also used as an insect repellent.
Mentally, cypress is believed to be grounding and enhance concentration and reduce absent mindedness. It has been used in ancient pagan traditions in many ancient cultures.
The myth of cypress: Cyparissus is grieving the death of his favorite animal. He asked Apollo to le his tears fall forever. Apollo turns him into a cypress tree with sap forming like droplets of tears from the trunk.
Cypress blends well with lavender, bergamot, lime, juniper and clary sage. I like to blend cypress with sweet orange and/ or bitter orange.
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