Latin Name: Cupressus sempivirens
Plant Family: Coniferae
Extraction: Distillation of the needles and twigs
This Essential Oil is a pale yellow-green oil with a smoky, turpentine, balsamic aroma set in a fresh pine-like background.
It is a tall evergreen tree with a conical shape. It bears small flowers and round, brown cones, or nuts that are distilled to produce the essential oil. Native to the eastern Mediterranean but now grows in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, North Africa and England. Cultivation and distillation take place in France, Spain and Morocco. There is various Cypress found around the world which is used to produce essential oil, the C.sempervirens is considered the most superior.