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Irish Apothecary's Own Brand
100% Pure Essential Oil

Cypress Oil is a member of the Cupressaceae family. This oil has a smoky, sweet-balsamic tenacious odour and is classed as a middle note. Cypress blends well with citrus, floral, spicy and woodsy oils.

Cypress is antirheumatic, antiseptic and antispasmodic. It is beneficial for oily skin, repelling insects, muscular cramping and the respiratory and nervous systems.

Landscapes of Southern France and Greece are blessed with this statuesque evergreen. The cypress is a perennial, conical-shaped tree that towers about 80 feet (28 meters) high. It is an evergreen with dark green foliage, tiny flowers and round brown-grey cones with seed nuts inside. The wood is hard and durable, and reddish-yellow in colour. Furniture made from cypress wood is impervious to insect attacks.

Cypress symbolised everlastingness to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used the wood for building their houses and furniture. The Phoenicians and Cretans used cypress wood for building ships and homes. The Egyptians used the wood for making sarcophagi (coffins). The trees are commonly found in churchyards and cemeteries throughout Europe.

Cypress has been traditionally used to beautify both the skin and scalp. The astringent nature of this oil is beneficial for summertime skin, or whenever there are oily or sweaty conditions. You can also routinely depend on cypress to keep your home fresh and clean when added to your household cleansers. Cypress French has a woody, nutty and pleasantly smoky aroma with a slightly spicy, resinous undertone.


Cypress oil is an astringent, styptic, antispasmodic, sedative and deodorant. Due to this, it has a range of highly effective uses. It is handy for all respiratory problems that involve spasms, such as influenza, bronchitis and emphysema. Cypress clears up congestion and eliminates phlegm that builds up in the respiratory tract and lungs.

Cypress oil’s ability to stimulate blood flow and its vaso-constricting properties make it helpful for haemorrhoids and varicose veins. It has also been deemed beneficial for heavy periods. Staying on topic, it is valuable in the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and irritability, and menstrual problems such as premenstrual tension.

If you’re looking to heal cuts fast, look no further than cypress. The antiseptic qualities in cypress oil are due to the presence of camphene, an essential component. Cypress oil can treat both external and internal wounds, and it prevents infections. Because of cypress oil’s antispasmodic qualities, it inhibits problems associated with spasms, such as muscle cramps and muscle pulls.

Cypress is soothing in times of transition and change. Cypress oil has sedative effects, and it induces a peaceful and relaxed feeling when used aromatically or topically. It is also rich in energising characteristics, and it stimulates the senses of happiness and ease which can be particularly valuable for people who are undergoing emotional stress, having trouble sleeping, or recently experienced trauma or shock.


Cypress Pure Essential Oil is also used as an aid in the following: Aneurysm, Bone Spurs, Bunion, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catarrh, Concussion, Circulation, Dysmenorrhea, Edema, Endometriosis, Environmental Stress, Flu, Greasy / Oily Hair, Hemorrhoids, Hernia (Hiatal), Incontinence, Lymphatic Decongestant, Menopause, Menorrhagia, Muscle Fatigue, Muscle Tone, Pain (Chronic), Pleurisy, Preeclampsia, Prostatitis, Strengthen Retina, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin (Revitalising), Stroke, Swollen Eyes, Toxemia, Tuberculosis and Varicose Veins. 


Botanical Name Cupressus Sempervirens
Origin France
Family Cupressaceae
Plant Part Needles & Twigs
Extraction Steam Distillation
Note Middle
Colour Pale Yellow
Consistency Thin
Scent Cypress French Essential Oil has a spicy, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma. It is fresh and clean.
Blends With Citrus, floral, spicy and woodsy oils.
Group Spicy


About this oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Before using any topical product for the first time, it is advisable to do a patch test. It is not recommended to use pure oils on the skin without diluting. Never use internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
Directions for use
Dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin and for children over six years of age. Apply to temples, tip of nose, reflex points, soles of feet, back of neck and / or area of concern. Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly. 
Please note: One of our signatures is using a pipette top on all of our Pure Essential Oils. However, if you would prefer a dropper top, please specify during your checkout process at no extra cost.