Cypress essential oil has a fresh, crisp, slightly woody aroma. It combines well with other woody essential oils, as well as citrus and herbaceous oils. It is often favored by men for topical applications, but this versatile oil has uses that every family member can appreciate.


Cypress oil helps to detoxify the body, primarily through sweating. Apply it during your next detox to help rid your body of unwanted toxins. Or add to a relaxing bath with Epsom salts to encourage detoxification.

For more information about detoxifying the body, check out this post.

Under Eye Bags

Soothe those tired eyes with this rejuvenating blend.

10 drops cypress

5 drops geranium or lavender

5 drops frankincense

Combine in a 10 mL roller bottle and top off with a neutral carrier oil. Apply around the bony eye socket before bedtime, being careful not to get too close to the soft tissue around the eyes. If it stings, dab on a bit of carrier oil or moisturizer. Do not rinse with water, as this will only intensify the stinging.

Missing your pine scented cleaner?

Ditch the synthetic chemical pine cleaner. Instead, amp up your household cleanser with some fresh cypress oil. Not only does it smell great, it has wonderful cleansing properties as well.

Emotional Balance

Cypress has a grounding, yet stimulating effect on the emotions. This makes it ideal to diffuse or wear topically when dealing with death or loss, especially to provide comfort and healing.

Additionally, evergreen cypress represents renewal. Use it when seeking truth, peace, knowledge, growth, and renewal. This oil is powerful at assisting one through release and transformation.

Natural Deodorizer

Cypress is cleansing and purifying. Place a few drops of cypress in stinky shoes, diffuse to eliminate odors, and even add to your deodorant for an extra boost.

Improve Circulation and Relieve Cramping

Add a few drops of cypress to your favorite massage oil and massage into legs and other problem areas to help improve circulation and get the blood flowing.

Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite

As an added benefit, cypress also has a relaxing effect on fascia. I like to add a few drops of cypress to my massage oil and use it with my fascia blaster for added benefit.

Support the Lymph System

Cypress essential oil stimulates the lymphatic system. Apply it over lymph glands or add it to a bath.

Blemish Buster

Cypress is great for skin, particularly oily skin. Add some cypress to your moisturizer, toner, or apply it directly to problem areas. Be sure to avoid the sensitive eye area.

Respiratory Support

The fresh scent of cypress is great for opening up the airways. Try making your own DIY inhaler. Just add 3 drops cypress, 2 drops lavender, and 1 drop peppermint to the wick of a personal inhaler. Use as needed, adding more oils when the scent diminishes.

What are your favorite ways to use cypress essential oil? Comment below and share your ideas!

Looking for more uses for essential oils? Check out 6 Ways to Use Myrrh or 9 Ways to Use Lemongrass.