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For use from the age of 15, dilute 2 drops of cypress and black spruce essential oil in 1 teaspoon of black cumin vegetable oil. Apply by massaging on the chest and upper back, 3 times a day.
Spread 5 drops of cypress essential oil diluted in 2 capfuls of a neutral bath and shower base in a warm bath. Recipe suitable for adults and children from 15 years old.
Circulation disorders (heavy legs, haemorrhoids and varicose veins)
Mix drops of cypress essential oil, 5 drops of calophylla vegetable oil and 10 drops of macadamia vegetable oil. Use as a local application or gentle massage of the legs
(from bottom to top, from ankle to knee). Recipe for adults only.
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Precautions for use
Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of three years, persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use, persons suffering from hormone-dependent cancer (uterus, ovary, breast, prostate).
Like most healing plants, cypress has its own legend. Ovid mentions in his Metamorphoses, that Cyparissus, "the most beautiful mortal of the island of Cos", accidentally killed a magnificent stag while hunting. Overwhelmed, he implored the gods to make him die, he was transformed into a tree. "We will miss you, said Apollo, but you will become the tree of mourning and tombs." The cypress did not just hold this cemetery keeper role. A tablet dating from 2080 B.C., discovered in the Ur site in Chaldea, gives a receipt to a merchant for a "cypress scented oil ointment". In the 7th century B.C., the poetess Sappho, infatuated with a beautiful friend, praises "the proud scent of cypress that she spreads on her beautiful curls". And Herodotus mentions in his Inquiries that Scythian women from what is now Ukraine "grate cypress wood over a rough stone" to prepare their beauty masks.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.