Essential Oil of the Month: Cypress

Much like pine and cedar wood, cypress totes a woodsy, pine scent, reminiscent of walking through a forest. Cypress trees are native to the Mediterranean region and can live over 1000 years! The essential oil is distilled from the needles resulting in a thin yellow oil.

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Cypress is a common scent in many 'masculine' skin care items but it is more than just a manly scent. Cypress is an extremely beneficial oil for your skin, respiratory health, and mental wellbeing.

Cypress for Stress Relief
Cypress can be a great relaxer for both the mind and body. It provides a sedative affect and can promote happy thoughts and relieve anxiety. It is a great oil to have on hand during times of great stress and life changes. Place a few drops in a diffuser to create a relaxing environment or use essential oil diffusing jewelry to take the scent with you.

Cypress for Respiratory Health
Cypress oil can help tone the respiratory system by reducing phlegm and increasing the efficiency of the lungs. To help relieve cold symptoms make a balm using cypress, pine, peppermint, and eucalyptus and rub under your nose and on your neck and chest.

Cypress for Skin Care
Where cypress can really shine is in your skin care routine. Cypress is known to tighten skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and even cellulite. Its antiseptic properties help to reduce and prevent acne. It also helps to tone blood vesicles and capillaries, reducing red spots and evening the complexion of the skin. To give your skin a youthful glow, try out The Hippie Homesteader Facial Moisturizer. Made with all-natural skin loving ingredients, this balm is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on your skin!

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