Cinnamon Essential Oil
100% Pure & Natural
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Part of Plant used: Bark
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cinnamon essential oil uses
Massage Oil - Cinnamon oil is a stimulant that can help ease muscle aches and pains, can increase circulation, and lessen the numbness and cold feeling of extremities in those with diabetes mellitus. When adding cinnamon leaf oil to a massage blend, never add more than one drop of it to five milliliters of carrier oil to avoid a reaction and irritation. Always perform a skin test of the blend prior to use.
- Cinnamon essential oil is a wonderful oil to have around the house for a variety of ailments. However the home essential oil user should only use leaf oil, as cinnamon bark oil can be dangerous. (our cinnamon essential oil is Leaf oil)
Helps Prevent Mold/Mildew on Plants - Essential oils can be very beneficial to the home gardener. There are multiple studies that have been done showing the anti-fungal qualities of cinnamon oil.
Making a spray that includes just a few ingredients can help keep down blight on tomatoes and potatoes, as well as inhibit the growth of many other organisms that chemicals often cannot keep up with.
- 2 pints Water
- 1 tablespoon Baking soda
- 1 drop Cinnamon leaf essential oil
Put this mix in a spray bottle. Shake well to dissolve the ingredients and spray the plant all over, including under the leaves.
- Insect & Pest repellant - Both mice and flying insects can be quite the nuisance. To deter them from areas you are trying to protect, you can sprinkle a couple of drops where you know they enter. Make sure that none of the oil you put down will be found by curious children or pets.
Alternatively, you can make a spray to keep these pests away:
- 4 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- 2 drops Clove essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum)
- 1 drop each Cinnamon and Thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris)
Use two drops of the above blend per 600mls of water in a spray bottle. Shake well prior to use.
General Safety Information
As cinnamon is a stimulant that can induce menstruation and contractions of the uterus, it should not be used by pregnant women.
Cinnamon oil should be avoided by people who are on multiple medications and anyone taking anticoagulants should avoid this oil as well.
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 603.
A great site to read up on is The American College of Healthcare Service