Cypress Essential Oil for Women’s Health
All of the essential oils that come from trees are awesome ones for health benefits. They have livening properties that restore and energize us, and cypress essential oil is no exception. It has a great aroma that is a woodsy, clean scent and can be easily blended with other oils such as basil, lavender or bergamot. This oil has been used for many years dating back to the ancient Greeks.
Cypress essential oil is extracted from the tree leaves by steam distillation. The helps preserve its properties and aroma. Its top properties include antibacterial, antiseptic, antirheumatic, stimulant, vasoconstrictor. The best description for cypress is that it is lively, cleansing and energizing.
One thing to note about cypress essential oil is that even in its purest form, it is not for internal use.
Top Uses Of Cypress Essential Oil For General Health:
Bed Wetting and Incontinence:
Apply it on the skin over the bladder and/or bladder reflex point at the bottom of the foot.
Restless Leg, Carpal Tunnel, and Arthritis:
Apply topically to the area of pain or concern. This will help relieve the symptoms and help to improve circulation and ease the pain as well. Add in peppermint, lavender, and a carrier oil to the cypress to make a massage blend to use for any of these as well.
You can make a roller remedy in a 10 ml size roller ball bottle by adding the following: 15 drops cypress, 13 drops peppermint, 10 drops lavender and top off with fractionated coconut oil or another carrier oil. Apply as needed.
Whooping Cough or Spastic Cough:
Apply topically over the lungs and follow with a warm compress. This will help support healthy respiratory function and relieve coughing by helping open the airways.
Liver and Gallbladder Decongestant:
Apply topically to lower reflex point on foot and over the area of the liver.
Top Uses for Women’s Health using Cypress Essential Oil:
Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids:
Rub over the area of concern. Dilute with carrier oil if needed. Make a hemorrhoid relief spray by combining the following in a small glass spray bottle: 1 drop peppermint, 2 drops helichrysum, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops cypress and the top off with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Apply over lower abdomen and follow with a warm compress for a few minutes. Repeat a few times a day if symptoms are consistent.
Rub topically over the area of concern and follow with a warm compress to help the oil penetrate deep into the cellulite layers. This will help release the cellulite. Do be sure to drink plenty of water anytime you are using an essential oil to help release toxins. You can also use the below recipe for a skinny wrap to help bust up that cellulite.
Skinny Wrap Ingredients:
- 39 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 39 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 14 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 39 drops cypress essential oil
- 39 drops geranium essential oil
- 14 drops wintergreen essential oil
- 9 drops peppermint essential oil
- 14 drops lemon essential oil
- Carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil
- 4 oz. Spray Bottle
- BPA free plastic wrap
- Ace bandage wrap
How to use Skinny Wrap:
Place all your oils into the spray bottle and the top off with the carrier oil. Shake well to blend and then spray to the area you will be wrapping. Use liberally. Cover with ace bandages and plastic wrap. Allow the wrap to sit for forty minutes at least and then remove. Massage any remaining oils into the skin well.
Doing a wrap works most effectively when you apply four or more times, but allow a few days in between each one. This will help decrease the cellulite, improve your circulation and help tighten the skin. Always drink plenty of water when doing this to help flush out the toxins and keep you from having tummy aches from it.
Heavy Periods, Endometriosis and Fibroids:
Gently massage topically over the lower abdomen, and lower back for relief during heavy period cycles. Rub topically over areas of the uterus, ovaries or area of concern for any of these issues.
Apply over heart or on wrists, and inhale deeply by putting a few drops in palms of hands, rubbing together and cupping over nose and mouth, or by using in a diffuser.
Diffuse or inhale deeply after placing into palms of hands and cupping over nose and mouth. Place a drop on the back of neck as well.
Edema or Toxemia:
Apply topically to clear the lymphatic system, promote healthy blood flow and circulation.
For Emotional Balance:
Apply topically to wrists, temples, or use in a diffuser or inhale deeply from palms of hands to take your body from a feeling of stalled and stuck to a feeling of progression and freedom.
Sciatica or Muscle Pain:
Apply topically to area of pain or concern and massage in. Use a carrier oil or lotion if need to help get it in deeper for relief of tightness and pain.
For Post-Partum Aches and Pains:
Combine cypress and clary sage and massage on lower back or any other area of concern or pain. Use a carrier oil or lotion if needed. Apply a warm compress over as well to help get the oils in deep for a longer lasting relief.
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Please note that I am not a medical professional and this post is not meant to replace your medications. As with any health treatment, be sure to consult your doctor before trying anything new.