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Cypress: The Oil of Motion & Flow

Cypress essential oil is one of my favorite oils. It has a herbaceous, fresh, slightly woody scent. I find it to be one of the more masculine aromas, and extremely grounding.

This is the oil you would go to for moving a stuck or slow-moving healing process forward. Its strong ability to help a person release stagnant energies, almost in a purge-like fashion, traumas and rigid or perfectionistic tendencies. Watch out because Cypress will require you to work hard on your heart and on your mind to emerge a more flexible, flowing with life being.

As we learn how to let go, we allow things to unfold naturally and we trust the process of life, enjoying it. This is why Cypress is powerful in that it will help a person struggling with loss, the need to control, tension and mental stiffness.

While it’s a strong oil to use emotionally, it’s totally worth it. Trapped emotions might be rough to deal with, but it’s better than ignoring them.

Cypress’s properties reflect its spiritual influence. Eliminating what is stagnant opens us up to spiritual harmony.

So Cypress will support us not only to accept the changes we need to make, but also, to distinguish what changes are best for us (and our own spiritual growth).

By the way, any of the oils that are from trees (Cedarwood, Frankincense, etc.) will provide stabilisation, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally. This is why I have a deep love for tree oils and they are what I gravitate to right away when I am feeling worried, stuck in my growth path or tense.

Blends Well With

Cypress blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange and Sandalwood.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Arborvitae, Wintergreen, White Fir or Juniper Berry.

Usage Tips

Use with caution during pregnancy. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”