Cypress Essential 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 During the early times, Phoenicians and Cretans used the wood to build houses and ships, while the Egyptians used it to make sarcophagi. The Greeks also used cypress wood to carve statues of their gods and Cypress has been used for thousands of years as a cleansing incense for several Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. The Chinese are said to associate it with contemplation, as its roots take the form of a seated man when they grow. Today cypress trees are still valued for lumber and the aromatic Essential Oil.
Cypress Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous, woody scent with notes of evergreen.