BOTANICAL NAME: cupressus sempervirens
PARTS USED: leaves (needles), twigs
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: pine-like, spicy, sweet, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, orange, pine, sandalwood
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: aggression, balancing, irritability, nervous tension, refreshing, restlessness, stimulating, stress, amenorrhea, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, arthritis, asthma, astringent, athlete's foot, bronchitis, broken capillaries, bruises, bursitis, cellulite, circulatory stimulant, coughs, cuts, dandruff, deodorant, diabetes, diarrhea, diuretic, dysmenorrhea, edema, endometriosis, female infertility, hair loss, heavy menstruation, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, inguinal hernia, insect repellent, jock itch, menopause, muscular aches, muscular cramps, noise pollution, normal skin, nose bleeds, oily hair, oily skin, osteoporosis, prostatitis, raises blood pressure, rheumatism, sinusitis, tennis elbow, vaginal infections, varicose veins, warts, wounds, writer's cramp
MAGICAL USES: longevity, healing, comfort, protection
Astringent: A substance which draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Haemostatic & Styptic: Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding.
Hepatic: Any compound that acts on the liver; of or relating to the liver.
Respiratory Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Sudorific: produces sweat.
Vasoconstrictor: substance that causes blood vessel constriction.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy or if history of high blood pressure. Avoid if history of estrogen-dependent cancer or low blood pressure. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription.