Cypress Essential Oil - a Bible Healing Oil

He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.Isaiah 44:14, KJV
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Cypress essential oil may not have been as commonly used as a healing aromatic in Bible times as it is today, but that in no way lessens its value.


Although not commonly used for healing, cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) wood was obviously used in building and has shown itself to be extremely durable. In fact, ‘sempervivens‘, a Greek word, for which the botanical name is derived means ‘live forever‘. For example, the cypress doors in St Peter's cathedral are 1200 years old and show no signs of aging. The Phoenicians and Cretans also took advantage of this durability in building their ships and houses.

Cypress essential oil is used today in the raindrop technique that D. Gary Young developed in 1989. This technique layers nine essential oils with feathered finger stroking to maximize and distribute healing energy throughout the body. Most recipients find the experience pleasant and relaxing. Best of all, the technique is easily modified to use in the home with no professional training required (though, admittedly, a do-it-yourself approach is not nearly as satisfying as being pampered wp-monalisa icon).

The Spiritual Connection: Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress in the Bible:

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3, KJV
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No, cypress essential oil is not the proverbial fountain of youth. Only by accepting the gift of the blood of Christ and building a relationship with Him is eternal life obtained.

8 Benefits and Uses for Cypress Essential Oil

  • Repelling to cockroaches – a true blessing indeed!
  • Supports healthy immune and cardiovascular systems
  • Supports healthy circulation
  • Helps support healthy bones and connective tissue
  • Aids in easing feelings of loss
  • Improves concentration
  • Battles feelings of insecurity
  • An aromatic reminder that God is our Strength and only through Jesus is eternal life obtained.
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  • Stewart, David, Ph. D. Healing Oils of the Bible. Revised ed. Marble Hill, MO: Center for Aromatherapy Research & Education, 2002. Print.

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