With calming properties and a beautiful woody scent, this cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the needles and twigs of the cypress tree. It helps to soothe your emotions and tones your skin when used in a therapeutic massage blend.

Key cypress oil benefit: Balancing
Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens
Country of origin: France
Blends beautifully with: ginger, geranium, lavender, lemon and pine

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Balances your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a balancing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Jeannie H.

My sitting room looks out onto a cypress tree, so I light my oil burner and put a few drops of cypress oil in it. Very calming. It's a wonderfully meditative combination!

A gift for my friend

A wonderful gift for my friend who is feeling stressful. It helps release her tension and make her feel better.

Anita W.
Reminds me of Mediterranean holidays!

I chose this more for a mindfulness escape. It fits the bill perfectly. Along with some meditation breathing, I can transport myself back to the Mediterranean, even though I'm in a chaotic household in the Lake District! A quality oil as always.

Great quality

As ever with Neal’s Yard products, this oil is really good quality and blends beautifully with the other NY oils I have. I always trust Neal’s Yard and am not disappointed - they may be a bit more expensive than others but worth every penny.

Smell of Yuletide

Absolutely divine. Love it in my diffuser, it’s Winter and Christmas together!