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Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon essential oil can be used in Aromatherapy to treat various conditions and problems, however as a note of caution it should always be extremely well diluted as it can be a skin irritant. Cinnamon oil can be used to help improve circulation when incorporated into massage as well as aid digestive issues. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

There are two methods of extracting Cinnamon essential oil from the plant, either the bark or the leaves can be used. Generally the oil extracted from the bark is preferable to the oil from the leaves, however it is more expensive to produce.

The aroma of Cinnamon oil can be described as warm, spicy and earthy and many people find it a pleasant and recognisable fragrance. When using an oil diffuser, a few drops of Cinnamon essential oil can help product against airborne germs such as cold viruses and flu as well as creating an uplifting and invigorating atmosphere.

Cinnamon

Botanical Name
Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Extraction Method
Steam distallation

Part of the Plant Used
Bark or leaf

Description of Aroma
Spicy, earthy, peppery

Color
Golden yellow

Properties and Uses
- Improves circulation
- Antiseptic
- Alleviates symptoms of colds and flu
- Anti-inflammatory
- Soothes aching muscles and joints

Blends Well With
- Clove
- Frankincense
- Ginger
- Lavender
- Rosemary
- Thyme

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