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Latin Name:  Cupressus torulosa
Part of Plant: Wood
Country of Origin: Nepal
Method of Production: Steam Distillation

Cupressus torulosa, also known as Himalyan Cypress or Bhutan Cypress, is a member of the Cupressaceae botanical family that is an evergreen tree known to grow to a height of 45 meters (150 ft).  This species of cypress is native to southern Asia including Nepal and the Himalayas. Known for its use in the timber industry, it is usually used to make posts, beams, and other construction materials.


Because this Cypress Wood Oil has not been commonly used in aromatherapy, there is very little known about its uses and safety.  It is much different in chemistry than the Cupressus sempervirens leaf oil that is usually found.  Its general chemical profile suggests that it appears to be safe for topical use in lower doses.  However, due to the lack of specific safety testing on the whole oil, it is suggested that it be used by inhalation such as by diffusing.  Cypress Wood essential oil blends well with most citrus, wood, and floral oils, or any blend that would benefit from its rich, woodsy aroma.  Try blending with Mandarin and Patchouli for a relaxing diffuser blend or add to your choice of oils to make a room potpourri. 


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Due to the lack of specific safety testing on the whole oil, it is suggested that it be used by inhalation such as by diffusing.

If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone




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