Cypress- the power and beauty of these trees have always amazed me. I have a strong affinity to these strong and powerful trees from growing up on the west coast. They are always the greeters of the ocean for me as they line the coast. Their stories are shared through their wind swept branches and idyllic silhouettes against the setting sun. Recently I have created a deeper relationship and appreciation for these incredible trees.
Words such as integrity, faithfulness, contemplation, and immortality are just some of the folk recognitions of this sacred tree. This tree is also represented in the Druid calendar, the winter, Jan-Feb which is just another reason to start working with this plant right now. In Greek mythology they believed that just the smell alone could help clear the mind and senses. What a wonderful quality to poses in our ever-busy world! Cypress also helps warm the blood and create good circulation as well as helps relieve muscle cramps and rheumatic pains.
Here is a simple and wonderful bath salt recipe that we just love
1 cup Epsom Salt
1/3 cup baking soda
5 drop therapeutic Cypress essentiall Oil
1/3 cup lavender lower buds
Mix Salt and baking soda in medium sized bowl
Add essential oil while mixing
Add plant material
simple enjoy in you bath or place on baking sheet to dry for 20 min before storing it in an air tight container.