Cypress essential oil is distilled from the leaves of a tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a statuesque conical shape. Growing to a height of 25-45 meters or 75-147 feet, the Cypress bears small flowers and round brownish-grey cones or nuts. Native to Southern Europe, Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) has spread to North Africa and North America and is cultivated in France, Spain, and Morocco.
About The Oil
The essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the fresh dark green needles and twigs.
First used in ancient Egypt for medicinal and ceremonial purposes, Cypress oil was also