Benefits of Cinnamon Essential Oil
Used in aromatherapy:
- Diminishes feelings of depression, sadness, irritability, exhaustion and faintness;
- Uplifts the mood, and evokes a sense of calmness and wellbeing;
- Positive effect on cognitive function, improving concentration, attention span and information retention and reducing risk of memory loss;
- Stimulates the immune system and enhances blood circulation;
- Clears the airways and reduces symptoms of cold and flu;
- Reduces the severity and frequency of headaches;
- A natural aphrodisiac, strengthens libido and reduces age-induced sexual dysfunction;
- Facilitates digestion and relieves digestive discomforts such as flatulence.
- An analgesic which promotes circulation and reduces inflammation. Relieves sore, tight or tired muscles, eases sore joints, and reduces menstrual cramps;
- Balances the skin and reduces inflammation and itching, alleviating conditions such as dryness, rashes, acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis and bites and stings;
- Cleanses and tones the skin and improves the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and scars;
- Reduces blood flow from cuts and grazes and facilities healing;
- Remedies fungal and bacterial infections;
- Acts as an insect repellent, including mosquitoes and flies;
- Cleanses the scalp, boosts hair health and growth and promotes stronger, thicker looking hair;
- A natural remedy to deter head lice.
- An effective antibacterial and antifungal cleaning spray;
- Room spray to purify and cleanse the air, and deter insects including mosquitoes, flies and ants.
Note: Essential oils are extremely potent and must always be diluted in a natural oil (such as almond, coconut, grape seed, jojoba oil) before application to the skin, scalp or hair). Ratio: 1 drop to 5ml oil.
Do not ingest.
Application of Cinnamon Essential Oil
For aromatherapy: add a few drops to a diffuser or oil burner.
For the treatment of fungus: topical application to the affected area.
For treatment of wounds: topical application to the affected area.
For skin and hair care: apply topically. Or add a few drops to moisturiser, body lotion, shampoo, etc.
For massage: 3 drops in 15-20 ml of base oil
For room or disinfecting spray: add a couple of drops to a spray bottle of water.
Basic Properties of Cinnamon Essential Oil
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, carminative, coagulant, relaxant.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Bark
Aroma: Spicy, sweet