The Spiritual Significance of Cypress Essential Oil

Cupressus sempervirens is commonly referred to as Cypress essential oil and is used in aromatherapy for circulatory ailments.

Cypress essential oil is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system because it assists in moving stagnant matter. It actually assists many systems of the body including the circulatory, digestive, urinary, and integumentary (skin). It helps with cellulite, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, fluid retention, constipation, edema, excessive perspiration, and hand and feet sweating. Cypress is also effective for muscles and joints, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, and the nervous system.

The tree is an evergreen tree, conical-shaped, about 28 meters (80 feet) high. Originating from the East, it’s now mostly found in gardens and cemeteries in the Mediterranean region. It has dark green foliage, small flowers and round brown-grey cones with seed nuts inside. The wood is hard and durable, red-yellow in color.

The Greek word Sempervirens, from which the botanical name is derived, means “lives forever” and the tree also gave its name to the island of Cypress, where it used to be worshiped. It is believed that the cross of Jesus had been made of Cypress wood, as the tree generally seems to be associated with death. Just as Cedarwood is symbolic of strength, Cypress is also known for strength and durability.

Cypress Essential Oil comes from the Cypress tree.
The Cypress tree is speculated to have been used for Noah’s ark.

These trees were described in the apocryphal book of Sirach as “trees which groweth up to the clouds.” The Hebrew word for “Cypress” is tirzah, which means “make slender.” The Bible tells that the wood used for Noah’s ark was “gopher wood or cypress” in Genesis 6:14: Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

It is believed to be Cypress because of its ability to stand up to adverse conditions. Building anything that big would require trees that reached the clouds! Isaiah 60:13 tells how Cypress represents the sanctuary of the holy feet of God in the coming messianic kingdom: The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

Cypress has been used since ancient times for purification and as incense. Cypress essential oil is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system because it assists in moving stagnant matter. It actually assists many systems of the body including the circulatory, digestive, urinary, and integu

Cypress Essential Oil comes from the Cupressu sempervirens
The cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens) produces Cypress Essential Oil from the twigs, leaves and cones.

mentary (skin). It helps with cellulite, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, fluid retention, constipation, edema, excessive perspiration, and hand and feet sweating. Cypress is also effective for muscles and joints, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, and the nervous system.

Cypress is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system. The therapeutic qualities of Cypress include improving circulation, supporting the nerves and intestines, and supporting the immune system and cardiovascular system. Cypress essential oil was used for centuries to alleviate menstrual problems because of its ability to circulate and regulate blood flow.

Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens

Main Constituents:
α-pinene, carene, limonene

Plant Part: Leaves, twigs and cones

Origin: France, Spain and Morroco

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: Outdoorsy, Balsamic, Piney, Woodsy.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle-base note with a medium aroma.

Blends With: Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, Myrtle, Geranium, Cedarwood, Pine, Orange, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, Rose, Jasmine and Cardamon