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Guide to Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon oil is derived from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It is said to have antioxidant, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties which offer a wide range of health and skin benefits.

Scientific Name/Botanical name: Cinnamomum verum
Oil Origin: Bark & Leaves
Consistency: Thin
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Spicy, peppery, little woodsy, and earthy
Odor strength: Strong

Benefits

Mood enhancer
It acts as a mood enhancer, promoting positive emotions and uplifting the spirit.
Promotes Dental Hygiene
Its antimicrobial properties can help combat oral bacteria, reducing the risk of gum diseases, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Natural Astringent
It possesses astringent properties, which can help tighten and tone the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Disinfectant
Due to its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, cinnamon essential oil serves as a natural disinfectant.
Air Freshener
Its spicy and sweet aroma creates a cozy atmosphere and helps mask unpleasant odors, making it a popular choice for home fragrance and aromatherapy.

Ways to use

Aromatherapy

Cinnamon oil when diffused is said to have a relaxing effect on the body. Cinnamon oil is highly concentrated so just a drop or two in the diffusers will work wonders.

Step 1:
Fill diffuser with water
Step 2:
Add only one or two drops of cinnamon oil to the water
Step 3:
Switch on the diffuser and relax

Nightly beauty ritual

When used on skin, Cinnamon oil is warming and comforting. It stimulates relaxation, enhances moisture and promotes youthful looking skin.

Step 1:
Mix a drop of cinnamon oil in 2 cups of walnut oil
Step 2:
Massage a small amount into skin daily before going to bed.

Air freshener

Option 1: Potpourri
Step 1:
Place dried flowers, seeds and decorative plants in a mason jar or vase
Step 2:
Add one or 2 drops of cinnamon oil to the jar
Step 3:
Close jar and mix well
Step 4:
Keep jar open to freshen up the room
Option 2: Fabric sachet
Step 1:
Add a drop of cinnamon oil to fabric sachet
Step 2:
Hang / place sachets in closets, and cupboards

Safety

  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
  • Never apply essential oils to the skin, scalp, gums or teeth directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
  • Cinnamon oil is very strong and can possibly irritate or burn the skin. So use only one drop of cinnamon oil for 2 or 3 tablespoons of carrier oil.
  • Avoid adding cinnamon oil to bath water as it does not mix with water and could irritate the skin
  • Never intake essential oils orally.
  • Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions
  • If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.
  • Keep away from pets and children