Cinnamon (Steam) Essential Oil
- Distillation Method:
- Country of Origin:
- Plant Part:
- Inner Bark
- Latin Name:
- Cinnamomum zeylanicum
About the Oil: Our steam distilled certified organic Cinnamon essential oil is absolutely one of the finest available Cinnamon Bark oils with an exceptionally potent, warm, sweet and spicy aroma. Cinnamon Bark oil is regarded as one of the strongest antimicrobial essential oils.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
Cinnamomum zeylanicum is originally native to Sri Lanka, but it also thrives in other southern tropical climates including Madagascar, where this variety is grown. The tree is evergreen and typically grow up to 15 meters in height with strong, thick branches. The cinnamon tree produces thin, smooth bark with a light-yellowish brown color. It is this bark that is harvested for essential oil production and then allowed to re-grow.
ABOUT THE OIL
Cinnamon essential oil is considered a warming remedy, stimulating digestion and circulation, while supporting the immune system. Our Cinnamon zeylanicum essential oil is steam distilled from the inner bark of certified organic Cinnamon trees from Madagascar. This steam distilled variety is the one we use in one of our most popular blends, Purify, a fantastic immune booster and air freshener. The cinnamon in Purify adds to the blend's antimicrobial properties. Cinnamon essential oil is exceptionally potent and should be used with care.
The oldest known uses of cinnamon oil include treating toothaches and fighting bad breath. Cinnamon bark oil is used in pharmaceutical preparations and is still included in mouth washes and toothpaste.
- neutralizes insects / parasites
- neutralizes microbes
- reduces the incidence and severity of diarrhea
- settles digestion
- increases absorption in the intestines
- promotes normal peristalsis
- assists the body's natural eliminatory response
- increases appetite
- reduces the incidence and severity of vomiting and nausea
- increases circulation
- decreases listlessness
- protects cells against oxidative damage
- firms and contracts exposed tissue
- prevents moisture loss
- tones and restores venous circulation
- promotes the healing of tissues
- increases sexual desire
- enhances sexual performance
- promotes and regulates menstruation
- relaxes cramping
- relaxes cramping
- eases discomfort
- restores a feeling of wellbeing
- restores a vigor for life
- restores fire in the belly
Cinnamon oil has an extremely high, broad spectrum antioxidant capacity, second only to clove oil. Included in any blend, it will serve as an excellent preservative.
- diffuser, oil vaporiser
- The oil should not be inhaled directly, as it may irritate the nasal membranes except in low concentration blended with other oils.
- Great for those who suffer from melancholia or are devitalized from convalescence or general debility.
- This wonderfully rich aroma is used as a sexual stimulant, though it should not be used directly on skin except in highly dilute concentrations – and then never on sensitive areas – due to its powerful nature. If applied topically it MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DILUTED TO LESS THAN 0.1% and APPLIED TO THE SOLES OF THE FEET ONLY.
- If you choose to apply Cinnamon topically, test a very small amount first. For use as an aphrodisiac, a diffuser would be best to experience the effect. Additionally, the aroma is thought to attract abundance, and is often used with Patchouli oil for this application.
- Ingestion is the preferred use of Cinnamon. It can be used in cooking, or taken in a cup of warm water; only 1 drop at a time is to be used. It should not be taken for more than a week as a therapeutic. Small, regular doses of Cinnamon tea made using either the bark or the essential oil could be beneficial to oxidative stress related illness in humans due to it's antioxidant properties. If using cinnamon for ingestion, we tend to recommend the CO2 distilled cinnamon varieties over this steam distilled oil.
- Kurt Schnaubelt says that the internal application of cinnamon bark is well tolerated and is safe and effective, provided it is used in appropriate small dosages. He recommends one drop of oil into one tablespoon of edible vegetable oil and then ingesting that mixture in a gelatin capsule.
This Cinnamon essential oil has a deep orange-like top note, followed by a sweet and warmly spiced middle note and a dry, powerful savory undertone.
Cinnamon oil typically blends well with all citrus oils (particularly lemon and orange), Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary and Cardamom.
Cinnamon is a very "hot" essential oil, and can easily burn the skin if topically applied. If applied topically, it MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DILUTED TO LESS THAN 0.1%. Be sure to patch test a very small amount of your formula first. Always patch test for skin sensitivity. Repeated use can cause extreme skin sensitization.
Cinnamon oil should not be inhaled directly from a diffuser as it may irritate the nasal membranes except in low concentration blended with other oils.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Not to be used with children younger than 5 years of age.