C like Cypress

Native to southern Europe, the cypress is an evergreen tree that can reach forty meters in height. The cypress has always had a sacred character. In the East, it is the tree of immortality: it symbolizes the link between the earth and the sky. In Babylon, it was the first form of aromatherapy: it was burned to fight against infections. In France, cypress hedges are part of the Mediterranean landscape. They are planted to protect crops from the mistral, especially in the Rhone Valley.

The essential oil of Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) comes from the steam distillation of cypress branches. Thus, the Duffez Distillery, our producer, recovers the branches from the pruning of the trees to extract the precious essential oil.

This oil is known for its tonic, decongestant and circulatory properties. Ideal for massage, it promotes blood circulation, reduces edema and brings a little lightness in the daily life. No more heavy legs or puffiness under the eyes!

Cypress essential oil is traditionally used to fight against venous congestions but is also effective against nervous fatigue, feminine troubles (menstrual pains, menopause) and excessive sweating. Its characteristic fragrance with woody and amber notes is an invitation to recharge your batteries in complete tranquillity.

It is often used in aromatherapy for its medicinal properties.
Here are some of the benefits of cypress oil:
- Antiseptic, it has antiseptic properties, making it a natural remedy for bacterial and fungal infections.
- Stimulating, it is a natural stimulant that can help improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation, especially in the legs and feet.
- Decongestant, it can help relieve nasal and bronchial congestion due to its expectorant properties.
- Relaxing, it can help reduce stress and anxiety thanks to its soothing scent.
- Astringent, it has astringent properties, and can help tighten skin pores and reduce redness and inflammation.
- Toning, it can help tone and firm the skin, making it useful in skin care products.

It is important to note that essential oils are powerful active ingredients that should be used with care. Pure, they can cause allergic reactions in some people. It is therefore recommended to consult a health professional before using them for medicinal purposes.
In les Huilettes, all our synergies of essential and plant oils follow European regulations and are tested under dermatological control.