Cypress Essential Oil

The scent of any evergreen is like heaven to me. But I am always fascinated with the unique benefits that the different evergreens offer on a chemical and aromatic level.

If you struggle with oily skin, the natural chemical components of Cypress essential oil can help improve the appearance of an oily complexion. Simply add a drop or two of Cypress essential oil to your skin toner to improve an oily complexion without drying the skin out.

One of the ways I love to use Cypress is in my haircare routine. It is a simple and cost effective way to add that extra something to my shampoo and conditioner without the costly price tag.

Oily Scalp!?

I have my dad’s oily scalp and usually within a day after shampooing my hair can feel weighed down and heavy… This is what I do… I apply 1-2 drops of oil to hands, and Massage into hair and scalp before bath or shower; then shampoo and rinse hair as normal.

I also will add 1-2 drop of oil to 2 TBS of an unscented shampoo or shower gel, and use to shampoo hair.

You will love the powerful, clean refreshing scent of Cypress essential oil. Not only does this oil have a strong, unique scent, but its uses are both vast and practical.

You get the best of both worlds with Cypress!

doTERRA® Cypress essential oil is a blend of two species: “Cupressus sempervirens” and “Cupressus lusitanica.” This creates the perfect blend of chemical constituents and provides jobs in multiple communities. These species are sourced from Morocco, Spain, and Kenya.

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In addition to its benefits for the skin, Cypress essential oil has a very distinct aroma that promotes energy and vitality. For an energizing boost, place a few drops of Cypress in your essential oil diffuser.

Cypress essential oil pairs well with other refreshing essential oils like Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, and Lavender.

You can also take advantage of the invigorating and energizing benefits of Cypress oil by applying it topically. You can apply Cypress to the feet and legs for vitality before working out, or to the chest to promote energy. When applying Cypress essential oil topically, you can and I recommend you add a carrier oil or lotion, like Fractionated Coconut Oil, or a non scented Body Lotion for easy application.

Not only will Cypress essential oil invigorate the body when applied topically, and the senses when diffused aromatically, but the chemical makeup of Cypress makes it grounding yet stimulating for the emotions.

This makes it a useful oil during times of transition or loss, when you may be experiencing unsettled emotions. To experience the grounding and stimulating benefits of Cypress oil, you can add a few drops to a bath with Epsom salts, or simply rub a drop or two between the palms and inhale.

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Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

The clean, fresh aroma of Cypress essential oil promotes vitality and energy, while topical application helps to invigorate the senses.


Derived from the branches of the tall evergreen tree, Cypress essential oil has a fresh, clean aroma that’s energizing and refreshing.

Cypress is frequently used in spas and by massage therapists. And Cypress essential oil can be diffused or inhaled directly, but in its distilled concentrated form it should not be swallowed or taken internally. Cypress contains monoterpenes, making it beneficial for oily skin conditions. It has a grounding, yet stimulating effect on emotions, making it a popular oil to diffuse during times of transition or loss.


  • Prior to a long run, apply to feet and legs for an energizing boost.
  • Apply two to three drops to the chest before gardening to promote vitality and energy.
  • Diffuse with Lime essential oil for an invigorating scent.
  • Mix together Cypress and Grapefruit essential oils with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for an invigorating massage.
  • Add one to two drops to toner to help improve the appearance of oily skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes vitality and energy
  • Helps improve the appearance of oily skin


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of its chemical properties, Cypress essential oil should never be swallowed or used internally.

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Jennie Knourek

Herbalist, Phyto/Aromatherapist & Wellness Advocate. Trained Massage Therapist


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