Cypress | Latin name: Cupressus sempervirens | Aromatic waters by distillation of Needles & Twigs | Plant family: Cupressaceae
Tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a statuesque conical shape. It bears small flowers and round brown cones and nuts. Native to the Eastern Mediterranean and now grows wild in France, Italy, Sardina Sicily, Spain, Portugal, North Africa and England. There are several different species of Cypress found throughout the world which are used to produce essential oils.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.