Cinnamon essential oil is extracted from cinnamon bark and yields a delicious warm, sweet and spicy oil that will fill your home with a soothing aroma that is reminiscent of cinnamon cookies and your mother’s cooking.
This essential oil has been used for centuries for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It is effective for treating sore throats, dental infections as well as skin problems like acne, rashes, sunburn and fungal infections.
Cinnamon oil’s anti-inflammatory properties and warming effects make it useful to increase circulation and treat aching muscles, joint inflammation and menstrual cramps.
Directions for use
Diffuse cinnamon oil in your home by adding 5 drops to your oil burner or diffuser. This oil also makes a warming and relaxing massage oil when diluted with a carrier oil. Cinnamon oil blends well with cardamom, clove, ginger and orange essential oil.
For external application, dilute cinnamon oil in a carrier oil before applying to the affected areas. Add 5 drops of cinnamon oil to a bath to benefit from its health properties and comforting aroma.
Make a mouthwash by combining 1-2 drops of cinnamon oil in a glass of warm water.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.