Cinnamon Essential Oil In Brief
Cinnamon Essential Oil is a highly underestimated essential oil. In reality is a potent and diverse healer.
Cinnamon Aromatherapy Oil can either be distilled from the bark of the cinnamon tree or from the leaves. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is typically preferred to Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. But, Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil tends to be much more expensive and is a lot more invasive to the tree.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is high in Cinnamaldehyde and contains less Eugenol than Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. It is the higher amount of Cinnamaldehyde in Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil which gives it a sweeter, more intense Cinnamon aroma, preferred by many.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil has proven effective against E. Coli, Candida albicans, and S. aureus in addition to alleviating gastrointestinal issues and the symptoms colds and flu.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is Phenol rich, making it great for Xenoestrogenic detox, but as it contains a significant amount of Eugenol, it can only safely be used intermittently. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil contains less Cinnamaldehyde than Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil.
Because Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is rich in Eugenol it is a little more anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and anti-fungal than Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil. And, because Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil contains less Cinnamaldehyde than Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil it is slightly less irritating to the skin.
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Cinnamon Essential Oil Health Benefits
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil & Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil are :: Analgesic + antibacterial + anti-carcinogenic + anti-diabetic + anti-fungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + anti-parasitic + anti-spasmodic + anti-viral + immune-stimulant + libido-enhancing + neuro-protective
Cinnamon Essential Oil Main Uses
- Low blood pressure + increasing circulation
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Neurological health :: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease (Cinnamon Bark)
Cinnamon Essential Oil For Skincare
- Cellulite, when used in combination with other oils, as with the Cellulite Vanishing Oil
- Acne on the body, (avoid the face as it will irritate eyes, and may cause general irritation)
Cinnamon Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Active Constituents in Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil: (E)-Cinnamaldehyde + Eugenol + (E)-Cinnamyl acetate + Linalool + B-Caryophyllene + p-Cymene
Active Constituents in Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil: Eugenol + Eugenyl acetate + Linalool + (E)-Cinnamyl acetate + Benzyl benzoate
Cinnamon Essential Oil blends well with essential oils in the wood, spice, citrus & mint families :: Black Pepper Essential Oil + Bergamot FCF Essential Oil + Cardamom Essential Oil + Clove Bud Essential Oil + Frankincense Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Ginger Essential Oil + Grapefruit Essential Oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Lemon Essential Oil + Sweet Orange Essential Oil + Oregano Essential Oil + Rosemary Essential Oil + Tea Tree Essential Oil + Thyme Essential Oil + Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Products :: Organic Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is an important ingredient in Thieves Oil 2020. *Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is used instead of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil as it is less irritating to the skin and more antiviral.
Substitute Essential Oils: Clove Essential Oil + Copaiba Essential Oil + Fragonia Essential Oil + Gurjum Essential Oil + Oregano Essential Oil + Palmarosa Essential Oil + Tea Tree Essential Oil + Thyme Essential Oil
Cautions :: Both Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil should be diluted well for topical application. Tisserand & Young, in Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, recommend a maximum dermal application of 0.6% – 1% for Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil and a 0.5% dilution for Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil Contraindications: Can cause an allergic reaction when applied topically. Can be toxic at high doses.
Pregnant and breast-feeding women should avoid using both Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil are not recommended for use around young children or infants. Those with impaired liver function or blood clotting disorders should also avoid using both versions of this oil.
Wild As The Wind does not recommend ingesting Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil, even though it is deemed safe for internal consumption by Dr. Axe when properly diluted. However, Thieves Oil 2020, which contains Organic Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil, can be safely ingested for up to 10 days in very moderate amounts.
Cinnamon Oil Interesting Fact: This oil will badly burn the skin if used undiluted!