Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Odor: Flat, warm, earthy spice
Country of Origin: India
Use: Cinnamon leaf has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. The leaf oil has a higher eugenol content then the bark oil, which increases its analgesic properties.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic
Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
Cinnamon is a tropical evergreen growing up to 15m high, with strong branches and thick scabrous bark with young shoots speckled green-orange. It has shiny green, leathery leaves, small white flowers and oval bluish-white berries. The leaves have a spicy smell when bruised. The Cinnamon Leaf oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and twigs. The leaves left after trimming the cut stems, as well as those obtained from pruning operations, provide the raw material for production of cinnamon leaf oil. They are usually allowed to dry for a few days before distillation. Traditional stills in Sri Lanka are large wooden vessels capable of holding up to 200 kg of leaves, on top of which is a copper still head. Steam is introduced from a separate wood-fired boiler. In some cases, all-metal vessels are used and water-steam distillation is employed.
Cinnamon Oil makes a great gift for friends, family or for yourself. Captures the invigorating essence of one of nature's most beloved and sought after extracts for health and general well being.
This high quality Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil is an anti-bacterial powerhouse that is often used to neutralize odors and create a pleasant exotic scent. Used in massage oils for its warming effects, Cinnamon oil also makes a powerful bug and insect repellant, a great bleach alternative disinfectant for the house and a very effective plant pesticide and mold killer.
Ancient folklore says the scent of Cinnamon Oil improves memory function in students and Alzheimer patients alike and provides a great pick me up mood enhancer for those who have the winter blues.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)