Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress is an evergreen tree that is native to Asia and the Mediterranean. It is an ancient tree. There are some cypress trees that are believed to be older than 3000 years. It was used by early physicians to treat lung ailments. Patients were sent to the island of Crete which had dense forests of cypress trees.

It was utilized extensively as both medicine and as an incense by ancient civilizations and is still used as a purifying incense by the Tibetans.

Practical Uses

  • Purifying
  • Helps reduce cellulite
  • Balances the nervous system.
  • Calming and refreshing.
  • Helps the breathing
  • Helpful in treating hemorrhoids
  • Lessens excessive perspiration.
  • Regulates the female hormonal system.


Cypress could act as an irritant in high concentrations. Individuals with sensitive skin should use with caution.


E-Scentially Yours uses cypress essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from France. The essential oil is obtained from twigs & leaves that are wild harvested.