Oil properties: Cypress oil has a woody, slightly spicy and refreshing masculine smell. The oil is colorless to very pale yellow in color and watery in viscosity. The tree is a perennial tree, conical-shaped, about 28 meters (80 feet) high and originated from the East, now mostly found in gardens and cemeteries in the Mediterranean region.
It is an evergreen tree with dark green foliage, small flowers and round brown-gray cones with seed nuts inside. The wood is hard and durable, red-yellow in color.
The Phoenicians and Cretans used the wood for building ships and houses, while the Egyptians made sarcophagi from it and the Greeks used it to carve statues of their gods. 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 worshipped. The legend says the cross of Jesus had been made of cypress wood and the tree generally seems to be associated with death. Extraction: Cypress oil is extracted from the needles and twigs of young branches by steam distillation and yields 1.3 - 1.5 %.
Chemical composition: The main components of cypress oil are a-pinene, camphene, sabinene, b-pinene, d-3carene, myrcene, a-terpinene, terpinolene, linalool, bornyl acetate, cedrol and cadinene. Precautions: The oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but it is best to avoid it during pregnancy. It is also best to do a skin patch test before using it in a massage blend. Cypress oil blends well with. Although most essential oils blend well together, cypress oil blends particularly well with.Our Essential/Carrier Oils are 100% natural and pure (undiluted/uncut) therapeutic grade. No fillers, additives, bases or carriers added. These high quality oils are excellent for Aromatherapy, skin and hair care. The item "Cypress Oil 100% Natural Pure Undiluted Uncut Essential Oil 10ml To 500ml" is in sale since Monday, July 8, 2013. This item is in the category "Health & Beauty\Natural & Alternative Remedies\Aromatherapy". The seller is "shoprythm" and is located in Delhi, DELHI. This item can be shipped worldwide.