Cleansing and relaxing
Cypress leaf infusion is made by steeping cypress leaves in boiling water, releasing its properties like a tea. When applied on the skin, it is antimicrobial and stimulates blood circulation, reducing congestions while its resinous scent soothes the mood during times of emotional stress.
The Mediterranean Cypress trees (Cupressus sempervirens) are tall, reaching heights of 140 feet, with small flowers and brownish-grey cones. The main constituents of cypress are alpha-pinene, carene and limonene which give the infusion its properties.
Cypress scent is particularly comforting during the winter season because it is said to stimulate feelings of joy and happiness.