This infusion is made by steeping cypress leaves in boiling water, releasing their properties like tea. Applied on the skin, this antimicrobial ingredient stimulates blood circulation, reducing congestions.
The Mediterranean Cypress trees (Cupressus sempervirens) are tall, reaching heights of 140 feet, with small flowers and brownish-grey cones. The main constituents of cypress are alpha-pinene, carene and limonene which give the infusion its properties.
The resinous scent of cypress also soothes the mood during times of emotional stress. It's particularly comforting during the winter season, stimulating feelings of joy and happiness.