Therapeutic Properties of Cypress Essential Oil

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High in the mountains of Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, comes our Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil…

This Bhutan variety of Cypress is perfect for your diffuser or any aromatherapy formulation to:

  • Calm your mood
  • Sleep more soundly
  • Balance your hormones
  • Deepen and expand the breath
  • Repel insects
  • Clear heavy, stagnant air around you

Cypress is a hardwood evergreen tree with thick bark and thin, slender branches that form a decorative conical shape. The aromatic wood is resistant to termites and insects and produces a valuable medicinal essential oil that has been used for a myriad of ailments for ages.

Anti-inflammatory, astringent, breath-supporting, clarifying, cleansing, and invigorating Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil offers a wide range of therapeutic applications.

How to Use Cypress Essential Oil

Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil can be diffused, added to a carrier oil or balm for massage or an acute inflammation rub, combined with skin care products, added to DIY cleaning solutions, or air-freshening sprays.

(It’s safe to use topically when diluted with a carrier oil like Jojoba. It’s non-toxic and non-irritating, but should not be ingested or taken internally.)

Check out our suggestions for how to use this most valuable oil and enjoy its innumerable mind-body-spirit-boosting benefits.


Add a drop or two of Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil to a diffuser to help purify the air, and inhale for powerful lung support and clear airways.


Reduce stubborn aromas from pets, trash, and more by making a super simple air freshener. Add a few drops of Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil to water in a spray bottle. Shake and spritz around the kitchen, your pet’s favorite napping spot, and anywhere else that needs a little freshening up. If you have it, you may add isopropyl alcohol or even vodka to better disperse the oil throughout the water. Cypress blends well with citrus oils, so consider adding Orange Essential Oil, Sweet or Lemon Essential Oil for an uplifting purification mist.

For a warm, spicy twist, add this aromatically delectable Ginger Essential Oil.


Add several drops to ½ oz of Rosehip Seed Oil and apply as a chest rub to encourage open and clear breathing.


Add 1 part water, 1 part vinegar, and several drops of Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil to a spray bottle. Shake well and use on surfaces as an organic cleanser. Consider adding Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Forest Essential Oil Blend, or Grapefruit Essential Oil, Red for additional cleaning power and fragrance.


Feeling anxious? Is stress piling up? Take a timeout to settle and refocus. Simply add a drop or two to your palms and rub them together. Bring your hands up to your face and inhale deeply to lift your mood and relieve anxiety.


Cypress is a natural insect repellent. Consider diffusing with some citronella or Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Essential Oil to repel insects. You can also use this combination diluted in a carrier oil on wrists and ankles. For more complex scents and additional bug-repellent properties, add Rosemary Essential Oil, Verbenone, or Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgaria.


Add several drops of Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil to a carrier oil, such as Jojoba Carrier Oil. Massage into skin as needed to comfort muscles and joints, or use as an anti-inflammatory rub on aching joints, like elbows and knees.


Bhutan Cypress can open airways and support the respiratory system. Add 6 drops of Cypress Essential Oil and 2 drops of Breathe Essential Oil Blend to steaming water and inhale several times throughout the day.


If your skin is oily, cypress can help. Add a drop or two to your skincare routine, either in your cleanser or moisturizer. It is drying, so avoid use with alcohol-based products. It’s antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral, making it great for acne and spot treatments when diluted.


During your moon cycle, blend Bhutan Cypress Essential Oil with Jasmine Absolute Oil, Night Blooming, and Clary Sage Essential Oil. Mix with a carrier oil like Argan Oil 4oz and add to a roll-on. This lovely aromatic concoction can be used any time of the month but is especially supportive during a moon cycle to balance emotions and reduce stress.


Cypress can add to the relaxation of the body, mind, and spirit. For a simple sleep solution, simply add a couple of drops of cypress onto a tissue and place it near the bed or under your pillow.

Or consider adding Cypress and Dream Essential Oil Blend to a diffuser an hour before bedtime to enhance your sleep as well as your dreams.

Incredible Benefits for Your Health & Beyond

Cypress is the national tree of Bhutan and is considered sacred there. Its ability to not only survive, but grow tall and straight, even in the most rugged and harsh terrains has earned it recognition as a symbol of simplicity, hardiness, and bravery of the Bhutanese. It is often planted near religious places and monasteries, and its wood has been used as incense for thousands of years.

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