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General Properties for Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • antimicrobial
  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • astrigent
  • carminative
  • digestive
  • insecticidal
  • stimulant

Origin: Sri Lanka. Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. Base note.

Description of Cinnamon Essential Oil

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.

References about Cinnamon Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

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 of our products.

Product Specifications for Cinnamon Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.