Organic Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Fair Trade
Seychelles Cinnamon, Madagascar Cinnamon, True Cinnamon.
- Fair Trade Certified Organic Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil comforts chilly, achy bodies, stimulates the digestive and reproductive systems and fights colds and flu. It does it all with the irresistible, mood-enhancing aroma of cinnamon.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Sri Lanka Plant Part Leaf Scientific Name Cinnamomum zeyl. Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Topical
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is sweet, spicy and warm like Cinnamon Bark, but with a slightly more clove-like scent. The aroma brings to mind cozy winter days snuggled around the fireplace with a tasty mug of spiced hot cider.
“This essential oil is like a warm wrap that softens nasty side effects of a cold – shivering and painful joints. Added to a liniment or bath oil, cinnamon could help warm older people who tend to chill easily during cold winter months or others who are physically weak or recuperating from illness. Similar effects may be noted for psychological symptoms, like emotional coldness, isolation, tension, and fear. The essential oil arouses physical senses and creativity.
Cinnamon strengthens the heart and nervous system. The oil has strong antiseptic and astringent properties. Cinnamon may also be used for diarrhea, flatulence and stomach or intestinal cramps. Sitz baths or massages may aid women with weak or painful menstruations. Applied externally cinnamon helps warm and stimulate the circulatory system and may be used to relax tense muscles.” - Complete Aromatherapy Handbook, Fischer-Rizzi
Below is a list of benefits that Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil provides, by category.
Nervous System: Nervous Tension, Stress-Related Disorders, Weakness, Fatigue, Low Self-Esteem.
Skin: Lice, Scabies, Dental Care, Warts, Wasp Stings.
Musculoskeletal System: Poor Circulation, Rheumatism.
Genito-urinary System: Childbirth (stimulates contractions), Frigidity, Leucorrhoea, Scanty Menstruation.
Immune System: Chills, Colds, Flu, Laryngitis, Infectious Diseases.
Digestive System: Anorexia, Colitis, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Slow or Weak Digestion, Spasm.
For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 3-5% in any carrier oil. 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
Nervous Tension, Stress, Psychological Issues: Diffusion, Topical Application on heart and chest area.
Low Self-Esteem: Diffusion or Topical Application, 2-3% in any carrier oil, on whole frontal line. (The frontal line runs from the heart area upwards and downwards. It extends from the front of the neck to the pubic bone, parallel to the spine.)
Poor Circulation and Rheumatism: Topical Application.
Laryngitis: Dilute to 2% in sesame oil and gargle.
Colds: Diffusion, Topical Application.
Frigidity, Leucorrhoea: Sitz Bath
Scanty or Painful Menstruation: Topical Application on lower abdomen.
Cinnamon Leaf is a mild dermal irritant so use in moderation. Also, it has a high eugenol content, so it may inhibit blood clotting and be toxic to the liver. Avoid using it during pregnancy.
“The ancient Egyptians were known to have used cinnamon in mummification. Diodorus described how after cleaning the body with palm wine and spices and anointing it with cedar oil and other unguents it was then rubbed down with myrrh, cinnamon and other aromatics to preserve it. Manniche, as referenced in The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Battaglia
The Arab traders, who kept its origin a secret, supplied the spice to the Greeks and Romans. The quest for cinnamon was pursued so enthusiastically that it was the principal incentive of the Portuguese in discovering the route around the Cape to India and Ceylon.” Evans, as referenced in The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Battaglia
About the Plant
Cinnamon is more than just a reddish brown powder or jar of sticks in your spice drawer. If you are ever deep in the forests of Madagascar surrounded by tropical trees of every shape and size, the 45 foot high evergreen Cinnamon tree will be among them.
You will recognize it by its strong branches, thick scabby bark with young shoots speckled greenish-orange, little white flowers, oval bluish white berries, and shiny green leathery leaves that give away the delicious cinnamon scent when bruised.
Where it Grows
Cinnamon is native to Asia.
Scent: The scent of Cinnamon Leaf is sweet, spicy, clove-like and warm.
Blends With: Benzoin, Mandarin,Orange, Ylang Ylang.
Composition: Phenol, eugenol, eugenol acetate, cinnamaldehyde, benzyl benzoate.