Smells a little bit like pine. I put it on a tissue paper and let it diffuse to the whole room, making the air smells fresh actually. Mixing it with lavender oil as aromatherapy before sleep, for relaxing benefit. My first time buying NOW brand. Will definitely buy other oils on my next purchase.
I bought this essential oil because I read that it was a natural solution to help with circulation and varicose veins of the lower legs. I mix 10 drops in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil, and use massage strokes toward the heart. I find it to be an invigorating scent that reminds me of walking through the woods.
I use many Now products as they are good quality and seem to work for me. Their essential oils are good quality, the only downside is that the lid tends to leak. So by the time my cypress oil arrived, there were only about 3/4 left in the bottle. I have been massaging my calf with cypress oil in olive oil (as a carrier) daily for the past few weeks. I have been also taking a Vein Complex and collagen and doing special exercises (most days) to support the venous system. I can't tell which step address the varicose veins in my right calf. All I can say is the the veins no longer ache, even after a long day spent mostly on my feet. While I can still clearly see the veins, they seem to be less dark coloured and pronounced. The smell of cypress is pleasant enough - earthy, forest-like, a little invigorating.
The NOW’s cypress essential oil is an amazing oil with a fresh and herbaceous scent that instantly uplifts and energizes. It's perfect for promoting a sense of balance and calm, making it a wonderful choice for reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. This essential oil is also great for promoting healthy circulation, making it a great choice for massage blends and post-workout recovery. Plus, it has amazing benefits for skin, helping to reduce the appearance of blemishes and promoting a healthy, glowing complexion. I love using the cypress essential oil in my diffuser or in a foot bath for a refreshing and rejuvenating experience. It's also an excellent choice for aromatherapy massage for providing a deeply relaxing and soothing experience.