Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) – Essential Oil


SKU: 15114

Cinnamon is thought to be one of the world’s oldest and most valuable spices. Since the time of Ancient Egyptians and for thousands of years afterward, it has continued to be used, even becoming a staple in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. 

Cinnamon oil has been associated with protection, as 15th century grave robbers were known to use Cinnamon in their oil blends that were meant to protect them against the plague. Cinnamon Oil was also used as a sedative during birth. In Ancient Egypt, Cinnamon was imported as early as 2000 BCE. Cinnamon Leaf promotes warmth when applied topically and diluted with a carrier oil to the skin. Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has been used for many years as part of a popular cleaning blend. 

A natural botanical ‘energizer,’ Cinnamon Leaf helps create an atmosphere of happiness. Diffusing Cinnamon Leaf or adding it to a blend can enliven your space. Cinnamon leaf essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and can be used effectively to ease coughs and colds and from spreading. Put a few drops in your vaporizer or burner to help kill airborne bacteria and also relieve the symptoms of a cold. 

Blends well with: Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang, Ginger, and Bergamot.

How to use:

  • For a powerful synergistic blend that is excellent for relieving muscular aches and sprains as well as joint pain, mix cinnamon leaf oil with Roman chamomile, sweet marjoram, or rosemary.
  • Since cinnamon leaf essential oil can be an irritant, use it at no more than a 1% concentration on the skin.
  • Used in cosmetic applications, Cinnamon Oil is known to effectively soothe dry skin.
  • For a Cinnamon formulation that functions as a therapeutic and rejuvenating moisturizer, mix 1 drop of Cinnamon Oil massage a small amount of the mixture into the skin at night before bedtime.

Cautions & contraindications:

May cause low blood sugar and may interact with certain medications. External use only. Do not use undiluted. Avoid eye area and if epileptic or pregnant. Information provided does not substitute for professional advice and care.


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