Cypress Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Part of plant: Branches
Chemical Componants: α-pinene, δ-carene, myrcene, terpinolene,
Aroma Character: delicate pine-like, refreshing
Known for its astringent properties, the essential oil is often used today in perfumery, especially men's cosmetics.
Cypress essential oil is distilled from the wood of the majestic Cypress tree, which grows in Europe, particularly around the Mediterrean. The tree has been venerated since ancient times, and gave its name to the island of Cyprus.
It has also been associated with burial grounds since Greek and Roman days, and is traditionally believed to have supplied the wood for Christ's Cross.