Detoxifying, invigorating, and cleansing, cypress encourages us to release.
Legend has it that the Roman god of healing, Aesclepius surrounded his home with cypress trees, to ward of ancient spirits, and often in graveyards, the tree of mourning thrives.
It’s sharp, bitter sweet, almost citrussy fragrance chases away negativity and invigorates every part of our being.
Physical and emotional stagnation is flushed through by a tidal wave of energy from the oil that has fundamental links with fluid (Fluid retention, crying and is a diuretic).
It fascinates me that a god, who could presumably choose any plant he wanted, would choose the tree that says...
“Your work here is done. It’s safe and right to leave.
Release memories, for they will stay with you, residing in your very tissues.
It’s time to move on.
This is permission to let go.”