Is Cypress Essential Oil Safe for Nosebleeds?

Nosebleeds are commonly caused by dry air. Medically known as “epistaxis“, it happens when the blood vessels that line the inside of your nose injures or breaks. Other common causes and factors are:

  • Lack of oxygen and drier air in high altitudes
  • Repeated and excessive nose picking and/or blowing from allergies or sinusitis
  • Frequent use of nasal sprays that can cause dryness of the nasal membranes
  • External irritants such as the strong odor of chemical fumes or harsh ingredients in cleaning supply products
  • Certain blood thinning medication
  • Substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, smoking etc.)
  • Injury to the nose or face
  • High blood pressure

The good news is generally, most nosebleeds are not serious and can be self-managed. However, if you notice that you’re bleeding for a long period of time (more than 20 minutes) or experiencing nosebleeds more than usual, you should consult a doctor. Please note that this article is for reference purpose only and is not to be regarded as professional advice.

Can cypress essential or other essential oils help with nose bleeding? Let’s see. Cypress has been used since Ancient Greece for in many parts of the world, to address a range of ailments such as pain, inflammation, skin conditions, coughs and colds etc. To date, it is a well known ingredient in cosmetics, deodorants and perfumes, particularly the ones catered to men.

Its main constituents include alpha-pinene and delta-carene which contains purifying and anti-inflammatory properties, which can be helpful in providing respiratory support as it helps to clear the nasal airways to facilitate deeper and more relaxed breathing. This can be beneficial for headaches, fatigue and nerves.

Alpha-pinene and delta-carene also possesses the popular earthy and woody aroma that is commonly found in masculine perfume. Furthermore, that same aroma leaves the senses energized and can help to ground emotions. It is also brilliant in imparting a greater sense of focus and mental clarity.

According to Better Health Channel, individuals with asthma and individuals who are prone to nosebleeds should be cautious when inhaling essential oils. This is understandable as the reaction to the essential oils varies from individual to individual. Some individuals may find it helpful while other individuals may find that it worsens their situation.

Remember that external irritants such as strong odors can cause nosebleeds. Certain essential oils do exhibit a strong aroma, even if used in lower doses. Once again, this will vary from person to person. One individual may find the aroma too strong while another person can find the aroma just right or too mild.

In conclusion, cypress essential oil and other essential oils may be able to help with nosebleeds but make sure to use with precaution. It never hurts to carry out a sniff test prior to diffusing the oil to see how you react and feel about it. For extra precaution, consult in a medical professional or an aromatherapist for a second and/or third opinion.