This post is all about about Cypress essential oil and why I call it Blood, Sweat and Tears.

I've made up quite a few names for essential oils to help my students to remember what the properties. You can check out my post about Lavender, the Leonardo da Vinci of essential oils here.

You'll learn about:-

  • Cypress as a blood balancer and my go-to recipe for heavy painful periods,
  • Cypress as a sweat regulator and a beautiful mist recipe to help hot flushes, 
  • Cypress for grief and transitions (tears)
  • Contraindications to the essential oils

Prefer to listen instead? Here's the podcast episode

Cypress Essential Oil - Blood Balancer

Cypress reduces excess blood flow, and it’s a wonderful hormone balancer. So it’s great for heavy painful periods, it eases pain and reduces blood flow. It knocks the socks off over the counter painkillers. Also, standard painkillers can ease the pain, but they don’t do anything for the exhaustion, when you feel like everything is such an effort. But Cypress ticks both boxes beautifully.

PMT Recipe

This is a recipe for heavy painful periods. I've used and shared it countless times, and it's amazing for all the symptoms of PMT. It eases pain, reduces heavy blood flow, lifts the mood, reduces bloating and helps with skin eruptions aggravated by hormones. 


  • 1 drop of Cypress essential oil
  • 1 drop of Geranium essential oil
  • 1 drop of Lemon essential oil
  • A teaspoon and a half of extra virgin olive oil

You can make more than this amount but use these proportions. For anyone under 12 years old you would use different proportions of essential oil as explained in Episode 2 of my podcast

How to use the blend

Mix the ingredients together and apply to the abdomen as required. Store any leftover blend in a dark glass bottle and keep it away from light and heat, and it will keep for about 3 months. 

Cypress essential oil to regulate sweat

Cypress reduces excess sweat. For your teenagers smelly runners try mixing a 2 or 3 drops of Cypress in a teaspoon of bread soda put the mixture into the runners and toss it out the next day. Result - odourless runners!

Another thing Cypress is really good for is hot flushes during the menopause. As I mentioned earlier, Cypress is a fantastic hormone balancer. The combined sweat reducing and hormone balancing properties make it work for hot flushes

Like. A. Switch.

I found Cypress amazing when I had hot flushes and I shared recipes with a lot of other women who had similar results. 

Facial Mist Recipe for Hot Flushes

 You’ll need:-

  • A spray bottle
  • 50 ml water, ideally spring water, distilled water, or rose water or a combination of rose water and spring water or distilled water.

  • One drop each of Cypress, Geranium and, Rose essential oils.

The amount of water isn’t super important here, because essential oils don't dissolve in water (except for floral water including rose water) but they will dissolve in the aloe vera gel. You just need enough water to make the mix fluid enough for a facial mist.

Making and storing the facial mist.

Mix the ingredients well and put facial mist into a spray bottle, ideally, a glass spray bottle. But if you can't get a glass spray bottle, you can store it in any dark glass bottle and just put what you need for the day into a plastic spray bottle. 

You can buy good ranges of bottles and containers in The Packaging Centre and in Bomar. Both are based in Dublin and both offer online services and bricks and mortar shops.

Keep the facial mist away from light and heat, and it will last for about 3 months.

How to use the facial mist

Easy peasy! Spray it onto your face (with your eyes closed) and body as required. I found just using it on my face did the trick. It smells and feels divine!


Don’t use Cypress, Geranium or Rose for pregnant women. 

Cypress Essential Oils for Grief and Transitions (Tears)

Cypress has been associated with transitions and easing grief in both the Eastern And Western traditions. The botanical name is Cupressus sempervirens, which means ever living. If you live in Europe, you might have noticed that a lot of graveyards have cypress trees around them. And the original reason for that was to give people hope and show that there was everlasting life because Cyprus is an evergreen tree. 

In Chinese medicine, Cypress is called a Mourning Herb. It is used to help with grief and any kind of transition or major life change such as emigrating, end of a relationship or friendship etc.  

Cypress is beautiful, gentle and has an understated aroma. I use it in blends for grief with some other nurturing oils like Lavender and Benzoin. I have found that it has really helped quite a few of my clients. 

And there you have it, a little introduction to Cypress essential oil and why I call it Blood, Sweat and Tears. 

If you enjoyed this, you'll love my Aromatherapy Quick Start Guide. It's a PDF with a video training, and you'll learn:-

Cypress essential oil
  • How to use essential oils with complete confidence 
  • 4 ways to use essential oils at home
  • Muscle tension recipe
  • Bacteria and virus deterrent
  • Anti stress bath oil
  • Dry Skin Moisturiser



I'm Jenny

From the time I started reading aromatherapy books I couldn't believe how essential oils changed my life. My family had fewer doctor's visits, my house smelled divine, I had quick fixes for stress and grumpy days, I could rustle up a remedy for PMT, chicken pox, headaches and lots more.

I've been an aromatherapist and an aromatherapy tutor for over 20 years. In 2017, I developed exclusive certified and insurable online holistic training courses. My unique system ensures my students are fully supported, so they learn to give outstanding treatments. My tag line for my online courses is “online but not alone”

I love developing resources and content for aromatherapy enthusiasts of all levels. As well as this blog, I've written a book called Aromatherapy for Common Ailments, I have a podcast called the Aromatherapy Business Podcast and I run a free membership on Facebook called Aromatherapy and Holistic Business Success which is a great place to network and get your questions answered about all things holistic.

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