Cinnamon bark essential oil has been used as a tonic, digestive aid, and more for centuries. Closely related to Cassia, it's a "hot" oil, so don't go sniffing this one from the bottle if you'd like to keep your nose hairs intact, but diffused its aroma is very spicy and warm. It's most commonly used for matters of the immune system, and to help the body fight off funk. But it can also be useful for cleaning, air quality, and mood support.
Emotionally and spiritually, cinnamon oil is related to the lower chakras and can encourage self-acceptance or self-confidence, sexual expression, and the clearing of trapped emotions from past trauma. It also correlates to our sense of safety and security, which when out of balance, can leave a person feeling jealous, insecure, controlling, or unable to be vulnerable in relationships. So it may then be beneficial for supporting healthy relationships, health boundaries, and healthy sexuality, as well.
- Promotes circulation both internally and when applied to the skin
- Maintains a healthy immune system
- Promotes oral health
- Helps alleviate sore muscles and joints
- Long used to flavor food and for its internal health benefits
Directions for Use
- Use 4-5 drops in a diffuser of your choice
- Dilute 1% to 5% in carrier oil for topical use to minimize skin sensitivity
Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume (C. verum L. Presl), fam. Laureaceae Part Bark
The aroma is strong, warm and spicy and has a tenacious sweetness. Chemically it is quite similar to the Madagascar variety, however it is not as rich and complex in odor.
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Safety & Precautions
Use cinnamon oil in moderation and properly diluted, as high dosages may lead to convulsions in some individuals. If this symptom occurs, stop using the oil and consult a health care practitioner immediately.