1. Respiratory healer.
Cypress antispasmodic and antiseptic properties make it a useful oil for treating respiratory complaints.
Using cypress in a room vapouriser while you sleep is a gentle and shooting cure for congestion.
For a spasmodic cough – massage the chest and neck with 5 drops of cypress oil and 2 drops of cedarwood oil in 30 ml of grapeseed oil. This will have a drying effect on phlegm and cedarwood is an expectorant.
Congestion – add 1-2 drops of cypress and rosemary oil to a room vapouriser at night when suffering from congestion.
Sweet-smeling feet – Combat sweatring feet by blending:
-10 drops cypress
-12 drops peppermint
-8 drops citronella
-100 gr talcum unscented powder
Leave for a few days than add to your sport shoes or trainers.
Kitchen cleaner – use cypress’s antibacterial action and clean. Add several drops of cypress oil to a bowl of water to rinse down surfaces.
3. To tone circulation and fluids
Cypress has a balancing action on the body’s fluids and tone the circulation.
Flush away toxins with a full body massage containing 4 drops each of cypress and fennel oil and 2 drops of juniper oil blended in 30 ml sweet almond oil.
Try a pebbles footbath for an effective remedy for swollen feet and ankles. Place smooth round pebbles in a bowl of warm water and add 1-2 drop each of cypress and lavender oil. Roll the soles of your feet over the pebbles.
4. Cypress for the monthly cicle
Cypress is tonifying for the uterus, giving relief from painful periods.
Painful flow – reduce the excesive and painful flow by gently massaging the abdomen and lower back during the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle. Use a blend of:
- 4 drops cypress
- 3 drops geranium
- 3 drops rose
- 30 ml carrier oil