Get ready to find out why you should be stocking up on this wonder oil!
Cypress oil comes with a variety of properties such as antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, lymphatic and prostate decongestant, relaxing, and vasoconstriction.
Due to cypresses’ ability to interact with circulation, cypress oil is uniquely ideal for improving brain health. It also helps with concentration and memory recall. Cypress can be used either topically or aromatically and can easily be blended with other oils. Its benefits for improving lung health and decongesting respiratory pathways, which help improve brain functioning.
Cypress is great for joint pain, rheumatism, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle fatigue, chronic pain, muscle tone, and chronic pain. This oil may also be beneficial for strengthening blood capillary walls, reducing cellulite, improving the circulatory system, strengthening connective tissue, muscular cramps, and nervous tension.
Historically cypress has been used for its benefits on the urinary system and in instances where there is excessive loss of fluids. Cypress has been used to prevent incontinence and assist in menstrual cycles while relieving menstrual cramp pain. No matter how you slice it, this is an oil you will want to stock up on.
Cypress Muscle Relief Bath Soak
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 10 drops Cypress essential oil
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- A handful of dried herbs (such as lavender or chamomile)
Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the Epsom salt and baking soda (if using). Baking soda can help enhance relaxation and soften the water. Add Cypress Essential Oil: Add 10 drops of Cypress essential oil to the Epsom salt mixture. Cypress oil’s properties can help reduce fluid retention and ease muscle tension. Blend Well: Stir the mixture to distribute the essential oil throughout the salt evenly. Add Dried Herbs (Optional): If you’re using dried herbs, add them to the mixture. Dried herbs can enhance the aromatic experience and provide additional relaxation. Storage: Transfer the mixture to a glass jar or airtight container for storage.
Bath Time: When you’re ready for your bath, fill the tub with warm water. Add about 1/2 to 1 cup of the Cypress Muscle Relief Bath Soak mixture to the running water. Dissolve: Stir the water to help dissolve the mixture and evenly disperse the essential oil. Relax and Soak: Immerse yourself in the bath and soak for about 20-30 minutes. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and allow the calming scent of Cypress to soothe your senses. Rinse Off: After your bath, gently rinse off in a shower to remove any residual salt.