Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress essential oil brings about feelings of both positivity and calm, in the space of just one inhalation of its clean, woody aroma. The ancient tree has always been known for its strength and durability, which speaks of grounding, security and serenity. Another watchword associated with Cypress essential oil is ‘stabilising’ which is something we are often in need of. The main uses of Cypress are in skin care, end-of-day bathing, and as an attractive, unisex scent.

Packed with alpha-pinene, Cypress oil should be a staple on your bottle rack. It’s truly versatile, and blends well with other YL oils for massage and meditation, and in DIY lotions and scrubs. The Cypress tree originates in France and Spain. Its botanical name, Cupressus sempervirens is derived from the Greek, ‘sempervivum’ or ‘live forever’ hinting as its power and stability.

  • Properties: An enlivening, serenity-inducing aroma, with notes of comfort and grounding.
  • Perfect as: a healthy hair remedy, adding to facial care products and a scent when freshness, acceptance and security are needed.
  • Blends beautifully with: Frankincense and Cedarwood for a meditative environment; Marjoram and Copaiba for massage and Aroma Siez and Frankincense for beauty regimes.

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How To Use

How To Use Cypress Essential Oil

Topical: Apply to desired area. In case of sensitivity, dilute 15 drops in 10 ml of Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex.

Suggested Use:

  • Inhale: Blend with Tea Tree and breathe deeply for a restorative fresh scent.
  • Beauty: Add to facial essence, serum or moisturiser for a daily boost of radiance and moisture and to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  • Bathing: Run a warm bath, adding 6-8 drops, and be transported to a forest full of earthy scents.
  • Perfume: A unisex scent with a bright and honest aroma.
  • Massage: Dilute a few drops into 10 ml of Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and enjoy a massage for a dose of calmness and security.
  • Haircare: Add a few drops into your favourite haircare products for healthy-looking hair, and a welcome balm for your scalp!

Who will enjoy using Cypress Essential Oil?

  • Those seeking fresh, lively yet sound and grounding aromas.
  • Those meditating and wishing to bring ‘the outside in’.
  • Those looking for an invigorating scent and a refreshing aroma to promote energy to start the day.
  • Those looking to reduce the appearance of minor skin imperfections.
  • Those looking for a naturally-derived deodorant.

Botanical Information

Botanical Information

About Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress wood was used by many ancient civilisations because of its durability. From doors to ships, statues and even coffins, cypress wood was a favourite. Did you know, the cypress wood doors of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years? Today, YL Cypress oil is sourced from Spain and Australia. 900 kg of cypress distilled for 24 hours produces 500 ml of Cypress oil. Oil is steam-distilled from the needles and twigs of the cypress tree. oil.

Young Living Cypress Farms



Young Living farms stand apart in the essential oil industry and set the standard for distilling essential oils. That’s why our essential oil farms play such an integral role in our Seed to Seal® promise, which commits us to providing pure, potent essential oils to homes across the world. We’ve invested unprecedented time and resources to ensure that these standards are at each of our global farms, partner farms and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers, so your home and family gets the very best nature has to offer. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal.

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)* leaf/nut/stem oil.
May contain: Citral**, Limonene**, Linalool**.
*100% pure essential oil.
**Natural constituents of essential oils.

Ingredient Details

  • Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
  • Family Name: Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
  • Growing Region: Spain
  • Plant Part Used: Needles and twigs
  • Extraction Method: Steam distillation
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Cypress Essential Oil Safety

Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

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