Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-C14
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £2.00
Cinnamon has been used therapeutically for thousands of years for a whole host of complaints including colds, flu, rheumatism, digestive issues and menstrual problems and is still current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for flatulent colic and indigestion (with nausea). The oil is also used in perfumes and toiletries, for flavouring foods and drinks, and as an ingredient in nasal sprays, cough syrups and dental products.
- Species: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- Plant family: Lauraceae
- Origin: Sri Lanka
- Note: Middle
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Use in moderation. Max 2 drops in an aromatherapy bath and 1% concentration for massage. Avoid in massage if you have sensitive skin. Avoid contact and nearness to mucus membranes i.e. around eyes, mouth or intimate areas. Do not use during pregnancy as it can stimulate contractions.
Cinnamon Leaf essential oil was traditionally used for treating warts. It is not however generally recommended for use in aromatherapy skincare products as it can be an irritant. Can be useful for tooth and gum care.
Cinnamon oil has an invigorating, uplifting effect and can help fight nervous debility, stress, exhaustion and feelings of depression or failure.
Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has powerful antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that can help fight off colds, flu and other infections. It calms the digestive system, helps with period pains and scanty periods, and eases muscular and joint pain associated with rheumatism and arthritis. It can also help to improve the circulation which makes it useful in Winter for warming the extremities. It is also thought to have aphrodisiac properties.
Blends well with:
Bay, Lavender, Lemon and Sweet Orange
Cinnamyl Alcohol 1%, Cinnamal 3%, Coumarin 0.3%, Eugenol 85%, Benzyl Benzoate 4%, Linalool 4%.
As a circulatory stimulant
It is useful in massage for those who feel the cold and who suffer with poor peripheral circulation. Try 30ml Sweet Almond Oil with 1 drop Cinnamon, 2 Rosemary, 2 Lemon and 8 Lavender.
As a digestive aid
For those who suffer from sluggish digestion/constipation, use in full body massage paying particular attention to the clockwise rotation over the abdominal area. Try 30ml Grapeseed Oil, 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil, 4 Sweet Orange, 1 Palmarosa and 2 Lime.
For pain relief
To help ease aches and pains associated with rheumatism or muscle stiffness after exercise, massage with 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 5ml Neem Oil, 1 drop Cinnamon, 1 Black Pepper, 2 Roman Chamomile, 4 Marjoram and 6 Lavender.
As an immunity booster
To lift mood and boost immunity and to neutralise airbourne microbes, vaporise 2 drops Cinnamon, 2 Clove and 4 Lemon Eucalyptus.
For nervous debility and stress
For stress related exhaustion, try massage with 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 5ml St John's Wort, 1 drop Cinnamon, 2 Lemon, 4 Ylang Ylang and 3 Lime.