Essential Oil Spotlight: Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

August 26, 2016

Essential Oil Spotlight: Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Cinnamon is a delicious warming spice, and it’s aroma brings to mind cozy Winter evenings and delicious Christmas treats.

Christmas may be a few months away, but fall is around the corner and the perfect time to enjoy this aromatic spice.

While a sprinkle of cinnamon in your hot chocolate or in your favourite apple pie is always a wonderful way to enjoy cinnamon, did you know that it is also available as an essential oil?

 Read on to find out why you need some cinnamon spice in your life this fall!


Cinnamon Leaf Oil Benefits

The use of cinnamon leaf oil dates back to ancient times and was first recorded in Chinese formulations as early as 2700 B.C.

This oil is extracted from the leaves of the cinnamon tree, an evergreen tree native to China and Vietnam, but now cultivated in many other parts too.

Cinnamon leaf oil is excellent for treating an array of abdominal ailments, from bloating and gas to diarrhea.

 Other excellent benefits include:

  • Helping to treat and soothe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Antibacterial and antiseptic properties help to heal wounds and prevent respiratory infections
  • Helps to detoxify the body
  • Calms the mind
  • Boosts immune health
  • Helps to reduce and expel excess mucus
  • Acts as a natural pain reliever
  • Provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Boosts mood and may help with depression
  • Use it as a natural insect repellent, rather than those harmful chemicals that can put your pets at risk

 Egyptians favoured cinnamon leaf oil for use as an ingredient in love potions, mulled wine as well as for use as a sedative during pregnancy.

This oil is excellent to use as foot massage along with peppermint oil to relax and soothe tired feet and to stimulate blood flow.

Try our organic cinnamon leaf oil today to experience the health benefits for yourself!

Add a few drops to a diffuser and allow its warm, soothing aroma to fill the air, or add a few drops to a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil to enjoy a wonderful, warming massage that will leave your muscles relaxed and your mind calm and refreshed.

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