PORTRAIT

You already love the scent of cinnamon; now put the oil to work solving intestinal woes and fighting those pesky infections that threaten your household. When colds or flu strike, cinnamon bark oil in honey can warm you and relieve your pain as it gets to work fighting the infection. And it works to protect other family members from catching the illness too. If diarrhea, vomiting, or flatulence is a problem, cinnamon bark oil calms the spasms of the digestive track to relieve these disturbing symptoms.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Bark
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Chemical Family: Aldehydes
Country of Origin: Zanzibar
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild crafted
Aroma: Spicy & Warm
Note Classification: Top/Middle

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Relieves nervous depression
  • Adds a fire of courage
  • Very calming

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Anesthetic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Carminative-Settles the digestive system
  • Emmenagogue-Promotes and regulates menstrual flow
  • Haemostatic-Arrests bleeding
  • Insecticide

HOW TO USE

Preventative Blends: Cinnamon bark is great for that stubborn virus infection (and as a preventative if others in the home are sick), add 1 drop of Cinnamon Bark to a tablespoon of honey and take internally – repeat 1 to 3 times per day, no more than 3 drops per day. Don’t allow the oil to touch the tongue (because it will be irritating to the skin) – “ball it up” in the honey.

  1. The strong antimicrobial properties of cinnamon bark are quite effective in cleansing the intestinal tract of pathogenic bacteria. The phenylpropanoid compounds such as cinnamic aldehyde and eugenol act against the pathogenic bacteria and at the same time support the intestinal flora.
  2. It is interesting to note that as cinnamon bark is a potential skin irritant and sensitizer, the preferred mode of use is internally. Schnaubelt says that the internal application of cinnamon bark is well tolerated and is safe and effective, provided it is used in appropriate small dosages. He recommends one drop of oil into one tablespoon of edible vegetable oil and then ingesting that mixture in a gelatin capsule.

Foot Care: Great for a foot massage blend! Use cinnamon bark in a foot massage oil at a 1% dilution (5 –6 drops per 1 oz. carrier of oil). Great for relieving achy, cold feet, making them feel pain-free and toasty warm!

 

RECIPES

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

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