Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is derived from a tropical evergreen trees that grow up to 45 feet high and has fragrant leaves, flowers and bark. Recorded use of Cinnamon dates back to Chinese journals as early as 2700 B.C. This reddish brown spicy oil is obtained from the trees bark or leaf. It is historically know as having the ability to lift the spirits and improve lethargy. It is fantastic at supporting healthy digestion.
Research has shown that Cinnamon can be helpful in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. It is believed that this is because of a substance known as MHCP that causes Cinnamon to reignite the body’s fat cells to respond to insulin and in do so increasing the removal of glucose. Recent studies indicate that as little as 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon powder a day can help maintain blood sugar levels.
As if all this were not enough, research indicates Cinnamon is powerful in helping to support a healthy immune system. It also makes an excellent mosquito repellent, thanks to its high concentration of cinnamaldehyde, an active mosquito killing agent.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Blends well with Frankincense, Orange, Lemon, Rosemary and Lavender.
Traditional Uses for Cinnamon Bark:
- Supports healthy levels of yeast in the body
- Promotes circulation and can be useful to ease occasional aches
- Supports a healthy digestive systems
- Calms spasms from occasional overuse
- Supports healthy blood pressure
- Helps to maintain a healthy immune system
- Cinnamon considered an aphrodisiac as it impacts the libido
- Diffuse to promote clean air
- Use in mouth rinses to promote oral health
- Maintains healthy blood sugar levels
- Studies indicate that it has the ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
- Useful in flavoring food
Application of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil:
Dilute 1:4 with carrier oil and apply one to two drops on location; diffuse; massage. May be used in food. (Further dilution should be used for sensitive skin.) It is a hot oil. Do not use on small children.
Specific Uses for Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil:
- Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule for immune support.
- Place 1 drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink to support immune function.
- Put 2–3 drops in a spray bottle and mix with water for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
- Place one drop on your toothbrush then add toothpaste.
- Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to cold, achy joints during winter time.
Caution with Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil:
This oil is considered “hot” and has the potential to irritate the skin. Some suggest diluting 1 drop to 40 drops of carrier oil. If you use a cinnamon mixture that is too hot, do not attempt to wash it off. Rather, add additional oil to the area. Use care as it may cause erupted nasal membranes.
Direction for Use for Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil:
Do not use undiluted
May increase the risk of jaundice in G6PD children
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