HighlightsQualities: Stimulating, warming (hot), anti-biotic; supports digestion
Aroma: Sweet & spicy, warm & musky
Perfume note: Middle
Cultivation method: Certified Organic Cultivation Definitions
Cinnamon is legendary— the phoenix sought this fragrant bark to build its rebirthing fire. The cinnamon essential oil is indeed powerful, as it promotes blood circulation and is both anti-fungal and antiviral. It is useful in cases of muscle cramping and poor digestion or appetite, as it stimulates the release of chemicals in the brain that fend off feelings of weakness. In sickrooms, it may be diffused to ease respiratory infections and disinfect the space.
The history of cinnamon is as colourful as it is ancient. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for everything from gastrointestinal relief to precious perfume. Julius Caesar, upon his triumphant return to Rome after the conquest of Egypt, heaved perfume containing cinnamon into the reveling crowds in a demonstration of power.
Dilute cinnamon oil well, as it may cause welts on the skin when applied topically. Pregnant women and those with epilepsy should use with extreme caution, as it can cause contractions in high amounts.
Parts Used: Bark
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Dominant Biochemical Components: (E) Cinnamaldehyde, Eugenol, (E) Cinnamyl acetate
Blends Well With: Benzoin, cardamon, clove, coriander, frankincense, galbanum, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, orange, pine, rosemary, thyme.
Essential oils are powerful plant essences that can be used in many ways. From massage oils to room sprays, to skincare to aromatherapeutic blends, these oils are as versatile as they are diverse. When using essential oils by breathing/inhaling their aromas, they are normally used at full strength. Yet when applying them directly on the skin, the large majority of them MUST be diluted. Because essential oils are so powerful, we do not recommend using them internally.
Essential oils are also the basis of natural perfumery, and can be used to make aromatic, bespoke blends for every individual who wishes to embark into the world of natural essences.
Blends Well With:
Here is a link to Kolya's ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING CHART, to understand basic blending ratios.
Storage: Always keep tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Heat, oxygen, and light degrade the product.
General Usage: We recommend doing a patch test before using an essential oil for the first time. Do not use essential oils on sensitive areas of the skin & keep away from eyes. If any negative reaction occurs, DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER, but rather dilute the area immediately by applying any vegetable oil /carrier oil (coconut, olive oil, etc) to the affected area.
Please avoid the use of essential oils with babies. Before using essential oils with children, ensure each oil is age appropriate, and is used responsibly. Many authors have different opinions on this subject, so we suggest you research multiple sources.
General Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In general, when using essential oils, use caution when dealing with epilepsy & asthma. We highly recommend caution using essential oils during pregnancy. Avoid the use of essential oils in the first trimester.
Specific Oil Precautions: Avoid with pregnancy & breastfeeding & high blood pressure. Can be irritating to the skin. Potential mucus membrane irritant. May inhibit blood clotting. Maximum dilution level: 0.7%.
*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any oils they choose to use. Kolya Naturals ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc. &/or Optimum Naturals Inc. ) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these essential oils.
The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or another qualified healthcare practitioner. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or prescribe medication. This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.
100% pure Cinnamomum zeylanicum essential oil that can be used for therapeutic &/or aromatic purposes.