Cypress Oil for Skin Side Effects
The following are some of the most common side effects associated with cypress oil. They include:
• Redness, swelling, irritation, itching or burning sensation in the affected area.
• Rash (hives) on your face and elsewhere on your body.
• Sore throat or difficulty swallowing.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Blisters, welts or other skin infections.
• These symptoms may occur after using cypress oil for long periods of time or if you use it frequently. If these symptoms persist, seek medical attention immediately.
• Some people experience no side effects from using cypress oil while others do have adverse reactions to the product.
• Cypress oil is not recommended for children under 18 years old. Children over 18 years old must consult their doctor before using this product.
Cypress Oil for Varicose Veins
The following are some of the most common side effects that may occur when using cypress oil for varicose veins. They include:
• Allergic reactions. Redness, swelling, hives or rash may occur in sensitive individuals. If these symptoms persist seek immediate medical attention.
• Menstruation pain. Some women have reported that cypress oil causes more painful periods.
There are also some natural ways to improve the appearance of varicose veins naturally. One way is to use compression stockings to improve the look of your legs and feet. Another way is to avoid standing for long periods of time.
Varicose veins can worsen when you are inactive for long periods of time. If you must stand a lot you should do ankle exercises, leg raises or walk around from time to time. You should also avoid crossing your legs when sitting as this puts extra pressure on the veins in your legs. Another way is to use a pillow when you sit or lie down. This keeps the flow of blood going towards the heart. Lying down for long periods of time can also worsen varicose veins so it is important to get up and walk around every so often.
Other ways include avoiding too much sun exposure. The sun causes your skin to age and this affects the look of your legs and feet. Excessive exposure to the sun can also cause your skin to darken, making your varicose veins more noticeable.
It is best to use sunscreen when going outdoors. It is also important to wear loose fitting clothing that doesn’t restrict the flow of blood in your legs.
Cypress Oil for Face
Do you want to improve the look and feel of your face?
Many people do because they want to look youthful, vibrant and healthy. One way to achieve this is by using natural beauty products. One type of beauty product that you may want to try is cypress oil for face. Let’s explore cypress oil in more detail.
What is cypress oil?
Cypress oil is an essential oil that comes from the bark, leaves and fruit of the cypress tree. The cypress tree is a large evergreen coniferous tree that is native to the Mediterranean region. It has dark green, shiny leaves and produces cones that contain small, winged seeds. The cypress tree is also known as the Lebanese Cedar tree and grows up to 115 feet tall.
The essential oil is obtained by steam distilling the wood and bark of the cypress tree. It has a pale yellow color and a thin consistency. It has a woody, coniferous and herbaceous smell.
What are the benefits of cypress oil?
Cypress oil has many important benefits for the body and mind. It is commonly used for asthma, alleviating menstrual pains, treating bronchitis, preventing infection, regulating the bowels and treating vaginal discharge. Some people also use it to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi on the skin.
Cypress oil can be used in aromatherapy and has a fresh, woody smell. It is frequently combined with other essential oils to improve their effects on the body and mind. For instance, it is often mixed with rosemary oil, incense oil and juniper oil.
It is also often used to prevent the growth of bacteria after surgery.
How should cypress oil be used?
Cypress oil can be used in several ways. It can be inhaled by burning incense, using an oil burner or placing a few drops on a cotton ball. It can be taken internally (in very dilute form) by adding a few drops to drinking water. The most common method of using cypress oil is by massaging it into the skin.
What should you consider before buying cypress oil?
Cypress oil is not suitable for pregnant women, people with epilepsy and babies. Check with your doctor before using it if you have a medical condition such as epilepsy, high blood pressure, a heart condition or asthma.
It is not known whether cypress oil can be taken orally or applied to the skin in large amounts. It can be toxic in large amounts. Do not take it orally or apply it to the skin in large amounts.
If you use it in large amounts, you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and collapse.
What are the side effects of cypress oil?
Cypress oil is known to cause skin irritation in some people. It may also make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Avoid direct sunlight as your skin may burn much quicker when using cypress oil. Stop using it at least 72 hours before a planned holiday under the sun or in a sun bed.
Taking it orally or applying it to the skin in excessive amounts may cause numerous side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and collapse. If you swallow it, seek immediate medical attention. If you apply it to your skin in excessive amounts, you should wash it off immediately and seek medical attention if you experience a rash, headache or nausea.
Does cypress oil interact with any medications?
Cypress oil may increase the effects of sedatives. Do not take it if you are taking any type of sedatives.
It may also interact with the following:
Epilepsy medication – cypress oil may make the effects of this medication stronger so inform your doctor if you are using it alongside medication for epilepsy.
Blood pressure medication – cypress oil may make this medication less effective so your blood pressure could be higher than normal.
Sleeping tablets – cypress oil may increase the effects of this medication.
Asthma inhalers – inhaling cypress oil may affect how your body absorbs and uses this medication.
Cystitis medication – cypress oil may make the effects of this medication stronger so your bladder may not work as well as it should.
Is it safe to use cypress oil while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Cypress oil should not be used by pregnant women. If you are pregnant, seek medical advice before using it.
Cypress oil is probably safe to use while breastfeeding. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using it if you are breastfeeding your child.
Can cypress oil be used on children?
Cypress oil should not be used by children. It is not known whether cypress oil is safe for use in children. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek medical advice before using it on your child.
What precautions should I take when using cypress oil?
If the skin becomes red, swollen or itchy, seek medical advice as you may be allergic to this oil. Avoid contact with the eyes and do not take it orally or apply it to the skin in excessive amounts. Using it in large amounts may cause poisoning.
Do not take it if you are epileptic as it may trigger a seizure. Avoid using it on babies and children under 5 as they may be especially sensitive to it.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery within the first two hours of applying it. It may cause dizziness and drowsiness, which may be increased if taken with alcohol.
Always wash your hands after applying cypress oil. If you get it in your eyes, rinse them with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
If you have a skin condition, avoid cypress oil as it may cause your skin to become worse.
Do not take if you are allergic to cypress, juniper, cedarwood, pine or any other type of conifer tree. If you are allergic to grass or hay fever, you may also have an allergic reaction to cypress oil.
Always seek medical advice before using cypress oil if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or already have children.
How do I store cypress oil?
Keep it out of the reach of children.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, such as a cupboard or drawer.
Do not expose to sunlight.
What type of cypress oil should I buy?
Purity and quality are essential when looking for any type of essential oil. Before buying, check the colour – it should be a rich greenish-brown colour. Check for any foreign objects or sediment in the oil and be wary if the price is too low as it may have been diluted with a cheaper product.
It may be labelled as ‘cypress wood oil’. It should not be labelled as ‘cypress essential oil’, as this is the purest form and more expensive.
If you have allergies, do not use any oils labelled as ‘pure’, as this may suggest that it has been highly refined and may contain additives.
Does cypress oil have any side effects?
Cypress oil is generally safe if used in small amounts and for short periods of time. It should not be used by epileptics or by people with a history of seizures. If you have any underlying medical condition or you are taking any medication, seek the advice of your doctor before using cypress oil.
Can cypress oil be used with other medicines?
Although not usually used with other medicines, it is safe to do so. Always speak to your doctor or pharmacist about using any complementary medicine while you are pregnant, if you are breastfeeding or if you have an underlying medical condition.
What are the alternatives to cypress oil?
If you have allergies, there are a few alternatives that may be more suitable for you. You could try using tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil or lavender oil.
Where can I find out more about cypress oil?
The following information is a general guide to the benefits and uses of cypress oil, but always check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any complementary therapies.