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The cypress tree has long been associated with mortality, grief, and the immortal soul. But aside from its melancholic symbolisms, this tree is also well-known for the fragrant and relaxing oil that it produces. Here are more interesting facts about cypress oil.
What Is Cypress Oil?
Cypress oil comes from Cupressus sempervirens, a deciduous, evergreen tree that can be identified by its dark green foliage, small flowers, and round brown-gray cones with seed nuts inside.
It's native to Southern Europe, but has spread to North Africa and North America. It's also widely cultivated in Spain, France, and Morocco. Cypress trees thrive well in wetlands, growing on cypress "knees" or pneumatophores. This tree is a softwood that's ideal for making vases and other novelty items.
During the early times, Phoenicians and Cretans used it to build houses and ships, while the Egyptians used it to make sarcophagi for burying their deceased. The Greeks also used cypress wood to carve statues of their gods.
The botanical name of this plant comes from the Greek word that means "ever living." Cypress trees are often cited in art and literature, and are believed to be an emblem of death. Legend also has it that the cross where Jesus was crucified was made from cypress.
This is still a well-known symbolism in many countries, such as in Egypt, where they use the wood to create coffins. In the United States and France, cypress trees are often planted in graveyards. The Chinese also revere cypress and associate it with contemplation, as its roots take the form of a seated man when they grow.
Today, cypress trees are not only valued for lumber, but are also used to produce cypress oil. This greenish or yellowish essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous, and slightly evergreen and woody scent, which is said to be calming and invigorating. It also has many applications.
Aside from Cupressus sempervirens, other cypress species that are used to produce the essential oils are Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa), native only to a coastal strip below Monterey Bay in California; Portuguese cypress (Cupressus lusitanica); and the Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica), native to the Southwestern US mountains and northern Mexico.
However, avoid using Arizona cypress oil for aromatherapy, as it contains a toxic ketone that can attack your mucous membranes.
Uses of Cypress Oil
The cypress tree was valued by ancient civilizations for its medicinal uses. The Chinese chewed the cones to heal their bleeding gums, while Hippocrates recommended it for treating hemorrhoids. The Greeks loved cypress's comforting smell, and used it to clear their mind and senses.
Medicinally, cypress oil can be used topically, inhaled via vapor therapy, or ingested in small doses. It's said to help regulate blood flow and alleviate menstrual problems, detoxify and decongest the lymphatic system, reduce water retention, and relax muscles.
Cypress oil can also have profound effects on your respiratory and digestive systems, especially during cold winter months.
Here are some ways to use cypress oil:
• Inhale or vaporize it through a diffuser to calm and relax your mind. It can also help alleviate breathing disorders, such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
• Use it as a massage oil to relieve asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, cramps, varicose veins, and heavy menstrual flow. You can also add it to your warm bath.
• Add it to your favorite lotion or cream to help soothe broken skin and varicose veins. It also has astringent effects that can help clarify oily and congested skin.
• If you have a nosebleed, apply a few drops to a cold compress and press against your nose to help stop the bleeding.
• Add it to your foot soak to help deodorize and clean sweaty feet.
Benefits of Cypress Oil
Cypress oil's health benefits are far-reaching, and it has demonstrated properties that are beneficial for your circulatory and respiratory systems. For instance, it can help reduce cellulite and varicose veins, and tighten and reduce pores.
Cypress oil can also:
• Relieve pain — When massaged over affected body areas, cypress oil can relieve rheumatism, osteoarthritis, and muscle and joint pain. It also helps control spams, relieves period cramps, and may even be used for injury rehabilitation.
• Strengthen and tighten your tissues — Cypress oil's astringent properties cause the tissues in your gums, skin, muscles, and even hair follicles to contract, which aids in strengthening them and holds them in place. This helps prevent them from becoming loose or falling out.
• Treat wounds — Owing to its camphene content, the oil has antiseptic properties that help treat internal and external wounds. Cypress oil is even used as an ingredient in antiseptic lotions and creams.
• Serve as a diuretic — This helps promote good digestion and assists in stoping gas from forming in your intestines. It also potentially reduces swelling, cleans your kidney, and eliminates toxins and excess water from your body.
• Constrict your blood vessels — By constricting your veins, it helps stop bleeding, and may also benefit those who suffer from hemorrhoids and varicose veins. It can also be used for alleviating bleeding, perspiration, and irregularly heavy menstrual flow.
• Promote proper liver function — It maintains adequate bile secretion and helps protect the liver against any kind of infection, which are both essential for optimal liver health.
• Relax your nervous system — It has a calming and sedative effect on your mind and body. Cypress oil is also beneficial for people who have suffered a major trauma or shock
This is the time of the year we take the time to reflect in the year that is soon ending. The oils for this month are the oils that were thought to have been brought to the Christ child.
Myrrh: The Oil of Mother Earth
Myrrh oil nurtures the soul's relationship with it's maternal mother and with the earth. This oil supports individuals who have had disturbances with the mother-child bond. Whether it is a division between the child and the biological mother or whether it be mother earth herself, Myrrh can help bridge the gap and heal the disturbance. Myrrh helps the soul to feel the love and nurturing presence of "Mother". Like the warmth of a mother's love for her child, Myrrh assists individuals in feeling safe and secure.
You may have heard of myrrh from Biblical stories, as it's one of the precious gifts (together with gold and frankincense) offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus. This valuable element actually has a long history of use, especially in ancient civilizations. Today, myrrh is most commonly known as an essential oil. Keep on reading to learn more about its many benefits
What Is Myrrh Oil?
Native to Northern Africa and the Middle East, particularly in Somalia, Ethiopia, Arabia, and Yemen, the tree grows up to five meters high, and can be identified by its light bark, knotted branches and small white flowers. The word "myrrh" comes from "murr," which means "bitter" in Arabic, probably referring to the resin's bitter taste.
Myrrh was very popular among ancient cultures.
The Chinese valued it as a medicine, while Egyptians used it for embalming their pharaohs as well as for their sun-worshipping rituals. In fact, myrrh was mentioned in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts, dating back to 1550 BC.
Even the Greek soldiers made use of this resin, bringing it with them to battle to stop their wounds from bleeding.
Uses of Myrrh Oil
Both myrrh resin and myrrh oil have a long history of medicinal use, valued for their wound-healing properties. Egyptians used myrrh to treat hay fever and heal herpes.
Myrrh oil has also been used as incense and a holy oil in religious rituals and ceremonies for over 5,000 years.
Maintaining healthy skin is one of myrrh oil's renowned uses, as it slows down the signs of aging and soothes cracked or chapped skin.
This is why it's commonly added to many skin care products today.
Myrrh oil is also used for:
Adding fragrance for perfumes
Flavoring food products
Myrrh oil is also a valuable aromatherapy oil that can be used for massages, mixed in bathwater, or simply applied on the skin. You can also:
Use it as a mouthwash to help eliminate dental infections
Put it in a cold compress to helps relieve sores and wounds.
Add it to creams and lotions to help relieve skin infections, such as athlete's foot, ringworm, weeping eczema, bedsores, boils, carbuncles, and acne.
Emotions addressed are disrupted maternal connections, distrust of others and feeling unsafe in the world.
Frankincense: The Oil of Truth
Frankincense revels deceptions and false truths. It invites individuals to let go of lower vibrations, lies, deceptions and negativity. This oil helps create new perspectives based on light and truth. Frankincense recalls to memory spiritual understanding, gifts, wisdom, and knowledge the soul brought into the world. It is a powerful cleanser of spiritual darkness. Through connecting the soul with its inner light, this oil reveals the truth.
Frankincense supports in creating a healthy attachment with one's father. It assists in spiritual awakening and helps a individual feel the fatherly love of the Divine.
Frankincense has a significant meaning in Christianity, and is believed to be one of the gifts offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus. Today, this fragrant resin is transformed into an essential oil that's valued not only in religious practice, but also in aromatherapy and natural health
What Is Frankincense Oil?
Frankincense, also known as olibanum:
1. comes from the Boswellia genustrees, particularly Boswellia sacra and Boswellia carteri. The milky white sap is extracted from the tree bark, allowed to harden into a gum resin for several days, and then scraped off in tear-shaped droplets.
2. Boswellia trees grow in African and Arabian regions, including Yemen, Oman, Somalia and Ethiopia.
3. Oman is the best known and most ancient source of frankincense, where it's been traded and shipped to other places like the Mediterranean, India, and China for thousands of years.
4. The highest-quality frankincense is clear and silvery, but with a slight green tinge. Brown-yellow varieties are the cheapest and most readily available. In Oman, the best frankincense is usually reserved for the sultan and is rarely shipped out of the country.
5. Frankincense is traditionally burned as incense, and was charred and ground into a powder to produce the heavy kohl eyeliner used by Egyptian women. Today, this resin is steam-distilled to produce an aromatic essential oil with many benefits. Frankincense oil has a woody, earthy, spicy and slightly fruity aroma, which is calming and relaxing. It's said to be sweeter, fresher and cleaner than frankincense resin.
6. Frankincense oil has long been revered in the Middle East, where it's been used in religious ceremonies as an anointing oil for thousands of years. It is also a popular ingredient in cosmetics, and has even been found in the remains of Anglo-Saxons and ancient Egyptians.
7. I believe that frankincense oil is one of the top essential oils you can use for your health. It's known for its comforting properties, and is useful for visualizing, improving one's spiritual connection and helping overcome stress and despair.
8. In aromatherapy, frankincense oil is either inhaled or diffused via a vaporizer — a sedative that has been known to help induce a feeling of mental peace, relaxation and satisfaction, and helps relieve anxiety, anger and stress.
9. Frankincense oil may also help in healthy cell regeneration and keep existing cells and tissues healthy. It's useful for skin health, and can help treat dry skin, reverse signs of aging and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
10. Frankincense oil's astringent properties help
11. Strengthen gums and hair roots
Stop wounds from bleeding
Speed up the healing of cuts, acne, insect bites and
Frankincense addresses emotions such as abandonment and spiritual darkness.
*from mercola.com and doterra.com*
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