Cinnamon oil (Cinnamon Cassia) from the bark
Description & Uses
Cinnamon essential oil is a warming oil. You can drop a drop on your sock for cold feet or use in a massage oil to warm up your body. Do not use cinnamon bark for this, only cinnamon leaf essential oil, 6 drops in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or almond oil will do the job. Gives a home like scent of baking so great to put in the diffuser in the winter. Can balance blood sugar levels and a very strong antiseptic – add clove for a stronger effect.
Cinnamon is native to the near and far east. Was traded at least 4000 years ago by Indians, Chinese and Egyptians. Is used, externally, for pain relief, as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal. Also good for memory and concentration and as a mosquito repellent. Can reduce nausea and morning sickness in pregnant women. Can treat winter ailments and flu related headaches.
In China, people used cinnamon since 2700BC and in Egypt since 1500BC.
Cinnamon leaf oil is one of the most warming essential oils, a bit milder than the bark oil but still very suitable for winter. Gives a sense of stability and security. Antiseptic, antibacterial and antispasmodic – can relieve stomach-ache diluted in base oil for stomachache. Aphrodisiac. Increases vitality in cases of mental and physical fatigue. Gives a nice scent of a cosy and warm home.
Scent: strong Spicy warm smell.
Extraction Method: steam distillation from the Bark.
Colour: golden brown.
Properties: emotional, warming, comforting, anti-inflammatory
Chakra: sacral and heart.
Caution: do not apply to skin. Also not in bath. For a topical pain-killer you better use diluted cinnamon leaf essential oil which is milder.
Easy uses of cinnamon essential oil
Fresh thinking – 1 drop cinnamon oil on a tissue, inhale.
Wintery Christmas aromatherapy blend with cinnamon oil
Cinnamon oil – 3 drops
Clove essential oil – 4 drops
Sweet orange essential oil – 6 drops
Pine essential oil – 6 drops
Cinnamon essential oil warming massage recipe
2 drops cinnamon oil
Mix well and massage to your skin.
Fortifying and reviving, life affirming, warms up body and mind and inspires courage. Stimulates creativity, motivation and new ideas. Promotes love in its many forms including self love.
Cinnamon – the spice
Cinnamon is also a common sweet spice that is very beneficial for your health: Balances blood sugar levels, detoxifies the liver, stimulates the digestive and immune system. The great thing about cinnamon is that it’s very easy to use, you can add it to everything, including soups, meat, casseroles, baking etc. add it generously to whatever you cook today, the food will taste better and you and your family will enjoy the gifts of cinnamon.
Baths: add 5-8 drops to bath
Massages: add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 15 ml (1 tablespoonful) of carrier oil
Vaporisation: add 2-4 drops of essential oils to a burner or aromatherapy diffuser.
100% pure, best value therapeutic grade essential oil suitable for use by therapists and in making cosmetics, candles and soaps ands for the home e.g. in oils burners, diffusers, saunas, adding to the bath, etc.
External use only.
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Please refer here to another variant of cinnamon bark.