Cypress {Cupressus sempervirens}

Aroma Mantra… “I am strong like a tree.”

Aroma… Balsamic, refreshing, spicy and woody.

Blends well with… All Citrus, Cedarwood Atlas, Lavender, Rosalina, Sandalwood, Spruce, and Tea Tree.

Therapeutic Mentions… Cypress provides powerful support for the respiratory system and fights bacteria so it is great for the strongest of childhood “smells”. This essential oil can be useful for seasonal challenges. Cypress is a great essential oil to assist in cleaning hard surfaces.

Suggestions For Use…

Wipe It Clean-Hard Surface Cleaner {makes 16 ounces}

  • Cypress – 25 – drops
  • Lemon – 15 – drops
  • Tea Tree – 10 – drops
  • Purified water – 1 cup
  • White vinegar – 1 cup
  • Castile soap – 1 tbsp

Shake before use. Spray on hard surfaces and leave sit for 5 – 10 minutes before wiping clean. Use within one week with no preservatives.

Deodorant Approx 1% dilution {Can double or triple recipe}

  • 15 – drops Cypress
  • 5 – drops Lavender or Sandalwood {dependent on preference}
  • 30 – grams coconut oil {2 tbsp}
  • 20 – grams shea butter {1 1/2 tbsp}
  • 10 – grams jojoba or almond oil {2 tbsp}
  • 20 – grams beeswax {2 tbsp}
  • 15 – grams arrowroot powder {1 tbsp}
  • 15 – grams diatomaceous earth {1 tbsp}
  • 5 – drops Vitamin E

Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax over a double boiler on very low heat. Remove from heat and add arrowroot powder and diatomaceous earth. Let cool slightly, then add Vitamin E and essential oils. Pour into your container and let harden.

  • Fun Fact – The oldest Cypress tree is approximately 4,000 years old.