Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
$7.95 – $46.95
A tall, long living evergreen, straight trunked, conical shaped conifer averaging 20 – 30 metres in height, with slender dark green foliage. It bears small flowers and round brown-grey cones or seed nuts. Harvesting of the trees tips from 5 years onwards, and continuing annually. Growing wild throughout France and most of the Mediterranean region, from England, across to the Balkan countries and including Northern Africa. The wood is highly prised for its hardness and durability. Leaves and terminal branches are collected for steam distillation to produce the essential oil.
Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens L.
Common name: Cypress
Plant part: Branches and leaves
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Cypress has been known to have astringent and antiseptic properties and has traditionally been used for excessive perspiration.
Strength of aroma: Medium
Aromatic scent: Spicy, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma.
Caution: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising. Avoid during pregnancy.
Blends Well WithAmbrette Absolute (Musk) (Abelmoschus moschatus)
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Lemon (Citrus limon) – 50mL
Liquidambar (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Marjoram Sweet (Origanum majorana)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
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Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sandalwood – Australian (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Fresh, woody, resinous, deep green balsamic aroma with a faint smoky and ambergris-like undertone in the tenacious drydown.
Possible skin sensitiser.
5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL
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