Cinnamon Leaf oil has a musky and spicy scent, and a light-yellow tinge that distinguishes it from the red-brown color of cinnamon bark oil. Cinnamon provides many benefits for your health, such as its insulin-like effects, which can be useful for diabetics. Cinnamon leaf oil has potent astringent, aphrodisiac and stimulant properties. It can work wonders as a quick pick-me-up or stress buster after a long and tiring day, or if you want to soothe your aching muscles and joints.When used in aromatherapy — diffused, applied topically or added to your bath water — it can have health-promoting effects.
- Cinnamon leaf oil can be used as an additive in soaps and a flavoring to seasonings.
- Cinnamon leaf oil is known for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties and can be used to clean your fruits and vegetables .
- Cinnamon leaf oil can be used as an insect repellent has good anti-termitic (termite-repelling) properties, it can help ward off rice weevils and it may inhibit yellow fever-carrying mosquitoes
- Cinnamon leaf oil may help keep your breath fresh and may serve as a first-aid treatment for toothaches. Add a drop or two to a glass of purified water, and gargle with it.
- Cinnamon leaf oil can help keep your hair healthy and, in children, may help kill stubborn head lice.
- This oil has a warm and antispasmodic effect on your body that helps ease muscular aches, sprains, rheumatism and arthritis. It's also a tonic that assists in reducing drowsiness and gives you an energy boost if you're physically and mentally exhausted.
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
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