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Cypress

The elegantly tall, evergreen cypress tree has a long association with death and the underworld in classical mythology. The oil is distilled from the twigs and needles of the tree, and has a smoky, woody aroma that’s common in incense.

Today however, it’s used in homeopathy and is better known as a mood booster. Cypress oil contains a range of natural plant compounds that relieve stress and promote a sense of calm when inhaled.

In a vaporiser, cypress can help sooth lungs inflamed by bronchitis or asthma, and used in a mouthwash, it can help treat bleeding gums. Cypress can also help to regulate the menstrual cycle and ease menopausal symptoms.

Cypress oil has the ability to clear the skin and make it appear less oily, and can regulate blood flow to promote better circulation, too. It’s therefore often used in circulation tonics and can help relieve tired, varicose veins and sooth muscle cramps.

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