Essential Oils A-Z

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Cost: €6.40
Product Code: CIN10
Benefits

Nervous - Warms mind and body, fosters confidence and promotes self-assurance Muscular ďż˝ applied topically for sore and painful muscles and joints Circulation ďż˝ Cinnamon helps to improve the circulation of blood due to the presence of a blood thinning compound within cinnamon. Skin ďż˝ Mosquito repellent, good for acne Respiratory ďż˝ assists with bronchitis and flu Since Cinnamon is both an emotional and physical stimulant its benefits can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Diffusing or as a bath oil (only a small amount since it is very strong, ie hot) can invigorate and help and uplift.

Origins

A tropical evergreen up to 15 meters high, with strong branches and thick scabrous bark with young shoots speckled greeny-orange. It has shiny green leaves, small white flowers and oval bluish-white berries. The leaves have a spicy smell when brushed. It is grown mainly in Madagascar. The leaves and twigs and dried inner bark are used and the oil is extracted by water or steam distillation.

Blends

Spicy Bacteria Fighter Air Freshener 2 parts Cinnamon 1 part Thyme 2 parts Orange 2 parts Grapefruit 2 parts Clove

Tradition

The inner bark of the new shoots from the Cinnamon tree are gathered every two years and sold in the form of sticks for use in domestic spice. It has been used for thousands of years in the east for a wide range of complaints including, colds, flu, digestive and menstrual problems, rheumatism, kidney complaints and as a general stimulant.

Safety

Used in very low dilutions on the skin and for short periods of time. Suggested use is at 1% or less. Cinnamon Leaf is high in a component called Eugenol, a Phenol. Phenols are considered to be the most irritating components to the skin and mucous membranes and can cause dermatitis and sensitization. This oil should not be diffused or used in an inhaler. Phenol high oils are not used with babies and children.

Product Code: CIN10

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