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Cypress and Release


"The Phoenicians and Cretans used cypress for building ships and bows, while the Egyptians made sarcophagi from the wood. The Greeks used cypress to carve statues of their gods. The Greek word, "sepervirens," from which the botanical name is derived, means "live forever." The tree shares its name with the island of Cypress, where it is used for worship. Cypress wood is noted for its durability as it was used most famously for the original doors of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican that legends say lasted over 1,000 years." - Young Living

 

About

"Cypress has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding." - Young Living



Benefits:

Cypress has sedative properties and can produce a calming and soothing atmosphere when applied topically or aromatically.


Uses

Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Aromatic:

Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times a day.


Pairs well with...

Lavender, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang oils.

 

Diffusing Oils

Here are a few blends to get you started.


If you've never diffused oils before, all you have to do is get your diffuser, fill to the full line with water and then add 6 drops of oils. Most diffuser vary in size and time, so be sure to read the instructions. Some even have some really neat lighting options. If you want to get started with a diffuser, we can help you!


To clean, you'll want to clean about once a week or in between strong blend changes.

  1. Turn off and unplug your diffuser.

  2. Wipe out the reservoir with a wet cotton cloth.

  3. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and clean the ultrasonic plate to remove any extra buildup.

  4. Rinse the reservoir with water; then wipe it clean and dry up excess water with a soft cloth.

  5. Add water and essential oils; then diffuse away!




Diffuser Blends

Grounding

  • 3 drops Cypress

  • 3 drop Frankincense


Control Freak

  • 2 drops Cypress

  • 2 drops Lime

  • 2 drops Peppermint


Comfort

  • 1 drop Cypress

  • 1 drop Helichrysum

  • 2 drops Myrrh


Grief Relief

  • 4 drops Cypress

  • 2 drops Bergamot

  • 2 drops Frankincense


Anticipation

  • 3 drops Cypress

  • 4 drops Bergamot

  • 2 drops Spearmint



Roller Blends

Did you know you could use the same diffuser blend recipes for your roller bottle blends?! Yep! Create a roller blend with a 10 ml roller bottle and 20-30 drops of your favorite oils and blends. Fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil.