Cinnamon Oil - Aromatic Spices for Aromatherapy

Cinnamon oil is an essential oil derived from cinnamon bark or leaves. It has a warm, spicy aroma and is used in aromatherapy for its mood-lifting and comforting qualities. Cinnamon oil is also known for its antimicrobial properties.
Where to get
Available in health stores and online retailers.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Cinnamon Oil FAQ

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What is cinnamon essential oil?

Perhaps we were getting ahead of ourselves, so first, let's get clear on the basics: Cinnamon essential oil is, drumroll, please, essential oil made from cinnamon. But, there are two variations that you want to look out for.

What are the benefits of cinnamon oil?

The benefits of cinnamon oil include the following: Some people add cinnamon oil to their culinary preparations. The oil obtained from cinnamon leaves contains a compound named cinnamaldehyde, which is an excellent flavoring agent. The pleasant aroma of cinnamon oil makes it very effective as a room freshener. It is often added to potpourris.

Where does cinnamon oil come from?

Cinnamon oil is derived from the bark or leaves of several types of trees, including the Cinnamomum verum tree and the Cinnamomum cassia tree. Most commercially available cinnamon oil is derived from the Cinnamomum cassia tree and is called cassia cinnamon. Cinnamon that comes from the Cinnamomum verum is called Ceylon cinnamon.

What are the health benefits of cinnamon oil?

Many of the benefits of cinnamon bark oil have to do with its ability to dilate blood vessels. Cinnamon bark can help enhance nitric oxide function, which causes increased blood flow and lower levels of inflammation. ( 4) Some of the most researched health benefits of cinnamon oil include: What is cinnamon essential oil used for?

How do you use cinnamon oil?

You can also directly inhale the oil by sniffing it right out of the bottle or applying some to your skin and clothes and smelling it that way, similar to a perfume. Topically: You should always dilute cinnamon oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio before applying it directly to skin.

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