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Cypress oil is slightly astringent making it an excellent choice to hydrate and condition oily skin. Cypress also helps to alleviate poor circulation problems and relieve excess fluid retention and varicose veins. Treats cramps and muscle pulls. A natural treatment for carpal tunnel. Promotes blood clotting. Relieves anxiety. Heals wounds and infections.
Fill up a mason jar half way with cypress needles. Fill the jar with your choice of carrier oil. Place lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for 2-4 weeks. Swirl the jar at least once a week to mix everything up. When your oil is ready to use, apply to area of concern and massage in to your skin. You can also strain the oil if you wish, but I like to leave the needles in the oil because the medicinal properties of the needles still get pulled out into the oil the longer in sits.
Keep your oil stored in a cool, dark place. Depending on the carrier oil you use, your Cypress oil will last for 6-12 months. If your oil starts to smell rancid, toss and make a new batch.