Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (10 ml)
Cinnamon Bark's Story
Cinnamon is the grandma-friend you turn to for advice and hugs. She might seem a little conservative, and she prefers comfort to the risk and chaos of the unknown. Her adventurous streak thrives best when it doesn’t interfere with her way of living. Her tad explosive nature can restore warmth and vigor to the depressed and bring up fiery courage in the tummies of those who have lost it. Do you want to know what else she can do?
Well, Cinnamon makes the best advisor: joyful, practical and larger than life, she repels anyone’s coldness. She will slowly but steadily guide you through the instability of your life, and make sure you come out stronger at the end of it. She is quite affable and peaceful, but only as long as you don’t harm her loved ones. Let’s hope you do not have to experience the full wrath of the Cinnamon. Her intensity and spice will shock you, and this surprise attack makes for a war you can’t win- best not get on her bad side!
Sweet, spicy, warm and intense
Digestive: Traditional Chinese medicine has long favored the use of Cinnamon bark oil to support digestion. The oil helps to boost appetite while reducing constipation, flatulence and diarrhea. This is because of the oil’s analgesic and antispasmodic properties and its ability to relax the gastrointestinal tract when inhaled Peter Holmes (2019).
Immunostimulant: Cinnamon oil helps the body to recover faster.
Respiratory: Cinnamon’s antimicrobial properties make this oil an excellent choice for reducing the effects of influenza, cold, and viral infection.
Oral health: A small amount of Cinnamon oil added to homemade toothpaste or mouth wash can stave off bad breath and soothe toothaches. Its oral health benefits are due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Acaricide: Cinnamon oil has proven acaricide actions against the Dermatophagoides species of mites Jeon et al (2017). This makes it a good oil for using in an air purifier to keep mite infestations at bay. Blends well with Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Clove oils for this purpose.
Air purifier: Cinnamon works well to purify indoor air especially when blended with lemon.
Potent antifungal and antibacterial: In vitro testing proved Cinnamon’s antifungal actions against candida albicans Bahtia and Sharma (2012). Another test proved its antibacterial against against Staphylococcus aureus- MRSA (Mandal et all 2011).
Antioxidant: Cinnamon oil protects against free radicals by suppressing peroxidation of lipids.
Safety & Dilution
Maximum topical use dilution: 0.07% (1 drop in 8 tbsp carrier like coconut, olive oil etc). See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
The oil interacts with antidiabetic and anticoagulant medications when ingested. It is not safe to use Cinnamon when pregnant, nursing and also not safe with kids under 5 years old.
Only use diluted on the skin. Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf Life & Storage
Shelf Life: 5 years
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning.
Latin Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Main chemical constituents: eugenol, trans cinnamaldehyde, β caryophyllene
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant part used: Bark
Aromatic note: Middle