Cypress Essential Oil 10 ml or 15 ml Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens Country of origin: France Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Plant part: Needles and Twigs Scent: Cypress French Essential Oil has a spicy, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma. It is fresh and clean. Strength of Aroma: Medium Note: Middle Ingredients: Cupressus sempervirens. Main Constituents: a-pinene: 59.5% Blends well with: Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle and Geranium, Cedarwood, Pine, Orange, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Juniper, Rose, Jasmine, and Cardamom. History: Cedar has been long time used as traditional medicine to First Nations curing sickness and is often used to bless and create sacred space and good energy. Cedar is one of four sacred medicines. True cedar is burnt while praying to great mystery in meditation and used as purifier to attract goodness in your directions. The aroma is deep wilderness, clean, sweet and purifying! The Phoenicians and Cretans used Cypress wood for building ships and homes. The Egyptians used the wood for making sarcophagi (coffins), and the Greeks used it for sculpturing statues of their gods. The Greek word ‘Sempervirens’ means ‘lives forever’ or ‘ever-living’. The tree gave its name to the island of Cypress where it used to be worshiped. The legend says the cross of Jesus had been made of cypress wood and it generally seems to be connected with death.