cypress essential oil
Cypress essential oil is very astringent, and is used wherever there is a condition involving an excess of fluid, from oedema, incontinence and excessive perspiration to bleeding gums, bilious attacks and over-heavy menstruation.
It is also very useful in skin care, for oily and over-hydrated skins. It is used quite often in men's toiletries for its antiseptic and astringent properties - useful in an aftershave, for its woody aroma and it is a useful deodorant.
Cypress is antispasmodic, acting especially on the bronchi, so it is one of the oils to think of when treating asthma.
Another important use of Cypress essential oil is in regulating the menstrual cycle. It helps to relieve painful periods and reduces abnormally heavy loss, particularly when this happens in the early stages of the menopause.
Cypress is also useful for excessive sweating of the feet. It is both a deodorant and an astringent, so will reduce both the amount of perspiration and the unpleasant odour. Use it in footbaths as needed.
It is also an insect repellent oil.