A few days ago a friend of mine challenged all of us in a group to pick one oil, study it for 3 days and tell her what we learned. This friend is also my up line in my Network Marketing adventure. I’m not new to network marketing however I am fairly new to the company and the product. I have partnered with an EO company and I’ve decided to make a go at building this business.
So when Joyce posted to do this I jumped right on it. I haven’t been the most active on the team as far as action but I’ve definitely watched and listened over the last few months. Now, I have decided it is my time for action.
So after I read the post in our group I reached over and grabbed my trusty Oil box full of the oils I’ve purchased. I didn’t have to reach far because you can ask any of my friends who are around me, I rarely leave home without it. I can often be seen carrying a box or a small gift bag that contains the box in it. Anyway, I reached inside my box and without looking pulled out a random oil. I got Cypress. So without further ado, here is what I learned.
Cypress Oil, as you could have guessed from the name, is derived from the twigs and foilage of the Cypress Tree. It is extracted by steam distillation. Because it comes from a tree it has a very woodsy smell to it. I don’t find it overly strong but my husband does. It has also been known to be associated with a clean or fresh smell. I’m assuming again that is because of the woodsy smell. It also is thought of as a masculine smell. I guess it makes sense. If you have a floral scent its girly. If you have a woodsy scent it’s manly.
This is an oil that can be used topically without a carrier oil. If you do have sensitive skin and it causes irritation you can use fractionated coconut oil. You place it direction on any area or flex points. You can also diffuse it in a diffuser or inhale directly by placing a drop in your hands. It is not an oil you want to ingest. The EO website says to not ingest it at all but i did read a couple other websites you could ingest in small amounts. Me, I’m not going to be putting it in my mouth anytime soon.
There is a wealth of information on essential oils out there and some may be more accurate that others. I will tell you how I used the oil the last few days and then I will tell you other ways you could use it according to the EO Product Information Page. One thing I can tell you is I take advantage of every opportunity to try something I read so even if I haven’t gotten to that use yet, I’m sure one day I will.
Cypress is known to have a grounding effect on emotions. It is often used in Aromatherapy massages. Some even say it helped them get over a particularly hard emotional time in their life. I did diffuse it in my workout place today along with balance. It’s been a stressful few days at work and I felt like I could concentrate more and really focus better. I didn’t feel as stressed or worked up as I have been feeling the last couple days. Another way I used it was when I blow dried my hair the last two days I put a few drops on my fingers and ran it through my hair. Throughout the day I could catch whiffs of the oil. It was pretty nice like having my very own diffuser. I’m pretty sure I heard that somewhere else. (Thanks Joyce for the tip.)
I do not have oily skin so I didn’t try this out but Cypress Oil has Monoterpenes in it which makes it beneficial for people with oily skin conditions. I know a few people use it in their toner or lotion. I’ve heard talk that it even helps to tight loose skin. Again, something I haven’t experienced yet.
A few uses the company promotes on their product information page are;
- Prior to a long run, apply to feet and legs for an energy boost.
- Apply two to three drops to chest before gardening to promote vitality and energy.
- Diffuse with lime essential oil for an invigorating scent.
- Mix together Cypress and Grapefruit with fractionated coconut oil for an invigorating massage.
- Add one to two drops to toner to help improve the appearance of oily skin.
I look forward to using Cypress oil over and over again for many things and letting you know how it works.
If you are interested in learning more about Cypress oil or any other oil feel free to reach out to me on the form here and I will get back with you.