Haven’t had the opportunity to visit your favorite hiking trail lately? Cypress essential oil can remind you of your go-to outdoor retreat without even taking a step outside! This foresty oil takes its botanical name, Cupressus sempervirens, from the Greek sempervivum, or “live forever.” Cypress essential oil has a clean, evergreen aroma that will make you feel like you’ve been out under a rustling canopy of trees, with the trail under your feet and the breeze in your face.

How to use Cypress essential oil

Though there are endless ways to incorporate Cypress essential oil into your daily life, we’ve picked six of our favorite ways to use this evergreen oil.

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1. DIY hair treatment

A Cypress essential oil use that doubles as a beauty hack? Sign us up! Create your own DIY hair treatment spray with the help of Cypress and Rosemary for extra pampered, lustrous locks.

What you’ll need:

  • 10 drops Cypress
  • 10 drops Rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons alcohol-free witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon liquid carrier oil
  • Distilled water
  • 4-ounce spray bottle

How to use:

1. Mix essential oils, witch hazel, and carrier oil into a spray bottle.
2. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water, leaving a little space so the mixture won’t overflow when you add the sprayer.
3. Shake well to incorporate the ingredients before each use.
4. Spray the treatment onto your scalp with wet or dry hair.
5. Massage and comb through from root to ends.

YL tip: Not sure which carrier oil works best for your needs? Get to know your carrier oils like jojoba, V-6™, and sweet almond. Take this quiz to find out which one is right for you!

2. Skin care enhancer

Add a few drops of Cypress essential oil to your facial essence, serum, or moisturizer for a healthy-looking, radiant glow. Use undiluted as a topical treatment on areas of troubled skin.

3. Massage oil

Combine 2−4 drops of Cypress with a carrier oil and massage it onto sore muscles after a long, busy day for a revitalizing sensation. Breathe in the fresh, woodsy aroma for a moment of calm.

4. Revitalizing bath

Soak in a rejuvenating Cypress-infused bath for a couple minutes of relaxation after a long day. In a bowl, mix ½ cup of Epson salt with 3−4 drops of Cypress oil. While your tub is filling with warm—or piping hot—water, sprinkle the bath salts into the tub directly under the faucet. As you kick back and relax in the spa-like bath, breathe in the grounding and stimulating aromas.

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5. Diffuse

Cypress essential oil is a dreamy diffuser companion. Diffuse it whenever you want to welcome feelings of confidence, relaxation, and fond memories of the outdoors.

Citrus Forest

Create an atmosphere of confidence and grounding with soothing Cypress, refreshing Lime, and sweet, woodsy Juniper.

  • 4 drops Cypress
  • 4 drops Lime
  • 3 drops Juniper
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Rustic Rapt

Invite a meditative ambiance into your space with the scents of captivating evergreen Cypress essential oil, relaxing Frankincense, and uplifting Citrus Fresh™.

  • 3 drops Cypress
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh
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Want to make diffusing simple and reach for only one oil instead of three? Use our premade essential oil blends that contain Cypress for easy diffusing:

Aroma Siez™: This oil blend is an exclusive combination of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, and Cypress that has an invigorating yet calming aroma and provides soothing comfort in your space.

KidScents® SniffleEase™: The oils in our KidScents line aren’t only meant for kids! Reach for the relaxing, quieting aroma of blended oils like Cypress, Palo Santo, Lavender, and Eucalyptus Blue to freshen stuffy air and to welcome feelings of tranquility.

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6. Moisturizing salve

This salve is the last but not least of our favorite Cypress oil uses! Add 3−5 drops of Cypress oil to our ultra-moisturizing DIY CBD salve for an enhanced invigorating and woodsy aroma. Apply this salve onto places where you may need intense hydration. Dry hands, rough skin patches, feet, and cuticles are great places to start.

Looking for more ways to incorporate woodsy oils into your routine? Read 7 ways Blue Cypress essential oil will change your EO collection or why we can’t get enough of Hinoki essential oil.

Which Cypress use are you most excited to try out?

Tell us in the comments below!