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Cypress trees are evergreen coniferus tree and it belongs to family cupressaceae. These are 25 meters tall & are pyramidal in shape, their bark separates into thin plates’ or strips that shed from tree. Leaves are spreading & usually aromatic. Cones are small in size.
The oil is obtained by steam distillation of bark.
It is pale yellow in color and aroma is woody & sharp.
Its main components are alpha pinene, cedrol, limonene mycrene.
Cypress Oil blends well with other woody oils such as cedar wood oil & pine oil also with essential oils like lavender rosemary & citrus like orange & grape.
Owing to its astringent properties it shrinks skin giving it a tighter skin.
It reduces inflammation.
It prevents bacterial infection.
It helps in hemorrhoids by shrinking blood vessel.
It prevents spasms.
Cypress oil stops bleeding in open wounds.
It has tranquilizing effect.
It promotes sweating.
The oil improves blood circulation.
It improves memory function.
It alleviates heavy period.
It alleviates edema.
It helps to curb acne.
Cypress oil gives glossier look to hair by removing excess hair oil.
It can reduce bags under eyes.
It is used in aromatherapy products like candles, soaps & incense sticks.
It is added to anti lice shampoos.
SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
If under medication consult doctor before its use.