Cinnamon essential oil is made from the steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the cinnamon tree. Some of its countries of origin include Sri Lanka, India and Madagascar.
Cinnamon is a warming and stimulating essential oil, making it great for helping to improve circulation when used in a massage oil. (Because Cinnamon essential oil can be a skin irritatant be sure to use only 1/2% dilution for massage). It can be used to help with arthritic and rheumatic conditions (due to the warming action and increase in circulation).
Cinnamon is not an essential oil to be taken lightly. It carries with it antiseptic and parasiticidal properties. In an inhalation or as a room spray, Cinnamon essential oil can help disinfect the air or breathing passages. It is an excellent oil to use as a room fragrance, especially at Christmas time and smells great when mixed with Clove essential oil and Bitter Orange essential oil.
Some of Cinnamon essential oil's chemical components are eugenol, eugenol acetate, cinnamaldehyde, and linalol. Cinnamon essential oil blends well with all citrus essential oils and Nutmeg essential oil.
Specific Cautions for Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon essential oil is highly irritating to the skin. It is not recommended for massage. High doses can cause convulsions. Avoid during pregnancy.
Information retrieved from Green Valley Aromatherapy.
The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any use of this product.
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