Cinnamon Leaf - 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Region or Country of origin: Sri Lanka
Extraction Technique: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaf
Aroma: Spicy and slightly sweet
Color and Consistency: Thin, Pale to Slightly Brown.
Description: The Cinnamon tree is an evergreen with oval-shaped leaves and thick reddish-brown bark. The trees can grow approximately 20 to 60 ft. tall with small yellow flowers. The oil comes from the bark and the leathery leaves.
History: Records show that cinnamon was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BCE. It’s been used for millennia in the east as a remedy for colds, the flu, digestive, menstrual problems, and as a stimulant.
Safety: Avoid concentrations over .6%, getting into eyes or sensitive areas. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid if you are on blood thinners because it inhibits blood clotting.
Blends Well With: Spice and citrus essential oils such as Tangerine and Clove.
Cinnamon is an ancient remedy and preservative. Cinnamon oil can be produced from the bark or the leaves. Bark oil is more potent and stronger-smelling. The oil distilled from the leaves is lighter in color and consistency.
Cinnamon leaf oil contains aromatic, organic compounds called phenols, up to 80%. The oil has healing characteristics including antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anesthetic.
Benefits of Cinnamon Leaf Oil
You can use Cinnamon leaf essential oil for both aroma and massage therapy. It is a robust natural antiseptic. It helps prevent the spread of cold and flu by killing airborne bacteria and viruses. Add a few drops to the vaporizer and feel the relief from your cold symptoms. For additional airborne germ killing, mix with other essential oils like eucalyptus, niaouli, ravensara or tea tree.
For massage therapy, you can mix it with Roman chamomile, sweet marjoram, or rosemary. It has a warming effect that reduces muscle spasms and pains. However, cinnamon oil can be an irritant. Use sparingly, less than 1% concentration or you risk creating pain instead of relieving it.
Cinnamon oil also reduces drowsiness. Like a fresh tonic to the mind and body, it can boost your mid-day energy when you need it most. Mix it with ginger and lemon essential oils for a refreshing pick-me-up. It also helps to stimulate the immune system.
How to Use Cinnamon Leaf Oil
For massage therapy, add 10 to 12 drops per 2 ounces of your favorite carrier oil. If you’re making a therapeutic blend, you can cut the amount of carrier oil to only a half-ounce. Be sure to test it before using it on sensitive skin.
You’ll find that cinnamon essential oil blends very nicely with other spice oils that include:
- Black pepper
- Tea tree
Other Uses for Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Add a drop of your favorite shampoo for healthy, shiny hair. Cinnamon oil, when diluted in shampoo can kill head lice.
- Add 2 to 3 drops to a spray bottle of water for a good bug repellant.
- Elevate your mood by mixing with one or more of the spice essential oils and adding to a diffuser.
- Add to water for a natural surface disinfectant.
- Make a disinfecting facial scrub by combining 1 drop of the essential oil with 2 tablespoons each of ground cinnamon, sugar, orange juice and olive oil. Gently scrub for at least 5 minutes then rinse.
Is Cinnamon Leaf Oil Safe?
Yes, if you use it sparingly. Too high a concentration can cause burning. Avoid the eyes and sensitive areas. Do not use on the skin in concentrations higher than 1%. Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding should avoid Cinnamon Leaf Oil altogether. It may also inhibit blood clotting, so it’s best to avoid using if you are on blood thinners.
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